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Traffic cops provided with 90, 000 alcohol breathalyzer units

Traffic police officers countrywide are to intensify raids against drunken drivers in the coming days after they were provided with a consignment of 90, 000 blood alcohol sensing breathalyzers today yet fulfilling a dire need felt for months.

The Police Department today distributed a batch of 90, 000 brand new state-of-the-art blood alcohol sensing breathalyzers amongst its 42 Senior Superintendent Divisions around the country including that of the Colombo Traffic Police Headquarters, the Police Spokesman stated.

The dispatch of breathalyzer units were made following a severe shortage of such equipment for months making arrests related to drunk driving significantly minimal.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara in a communiqué disclosing the media yesterday that each and every police station will be provided with these units stated that the raids against drunken drivers will also be intensified in the coming days.

 

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