Persons driving under the influence of liquor would be arrested and their vehicles impounded until investigations are completed, said DIG Ajith Rohana, the head of the Police Motor Traffic Division.

“The Traffic Police has launched a massive operation to nab drunk drivers, especially during the festive season. Accordingly, the operation commenced at 6.00 am on Thursday and during the 24 hour period until 6.00 am yesterday the Police had arrested 245 persons driving under the influence of liquor,” the DIG told the media.

DIG Ajith Rohana therefore, urged the people to either have a designated driver or use public or hired transport or refrain from driving after consuming alcohol.

Updated on: 04/13/2019 - 07:37