With business and the economy recovering from the epidemic, more people are expected to be caught driving under the influence of alcohol this year than in 2021. In the first four months of the year, about 800 people were arrested for drunken driving. , Which is 66% of the total number of people arrested for such crimes during the whole of last year. They Report
According to Sarifuddin Mohammed Saleh, chief assistant communist of the city’s traffic investigation and enforcement department, 759 motorcyclists were arrested for driving under the influence from January to April. “Last year, we arrested 1,155 drunk drivers,” he said.
The number of raids to catch criminals has also increased. “Between January and April of this year, we have already conducted 110 operations, compared to 150 operations conducted throughout 2021,” he said. He added that the men made the most of the criminals (there is nothing surprising). “Based on our findings, 99.5% of those arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol are male drivers,” he said.
Sarifuddin said action had been taken against the detainees under Section 45A of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Those caught committing such offenses face a minimum fine of RM1,000 (up to RM5,000 by all means) and / or less than two years in prison. First-time offenders will also be disqualified from their driving licenses for a minimum of two years.
He urged the public to refrain from driving under the influence of alcohol. “You can use taxis, public transport as well as ride-hailing. Taking these steps can ensure that you do not endanger your life as well as that of other motorists on the road, ”he explained.