Police call for tougher penalties

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Samoa Police Service. (Photo: Samoa Observer)

The Ministry of Police have revisited their call for harsher penalties pertaining to irresponsible and drunk drivers. 

The call comes after another weekend where the Police noted a number of drunk drivers were caught during their routine roadblocks.

In a statement, Deputy Commissioner Monalisa Keti confirmed that a total of 17 drivers were caught.

“Two failed to comply with breathalyser process, seven careless driving matters.” 

“Given the increase number of drivers driving vehicle under the influence of alcohol, road blocks will continue in the next coming months.” 

“Police also will proceed to request the Courts for serious penalties to be issued to these irresponsible drivers.”

Last week, the Police in their weekly reports, noted the Traffic Section Apia recorded seven careless driving, two dangerous driving and one negligent driving causing bodily injuries matter over the week.

“In Savai’i, Police recorded two dangerous driving, two careless driving and one negligent driving causing bodily injuries.” 

“Afega recorded one careless driving, Lotofagā recorded two careless driving and Faleata recorded one careless driving.”

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