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25 drivers prosecuted for drunk driving

The Oyo State Government says it will prosecute 25 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority, OYRTMA, Dr Akin Fagbemi made this known in a statement issued by the Information and Culture Ministry.

Dr Fagbemi said the arrest of the suspects was in tandem with the mandate of OYRTMA to curb avoidable road crashes caused by drunk drivers.

He also stated that five articulated vehicles and three cars were impounded on Friday between 8pm and 11pm.

According to the chairman, the drivers of the impounded vehicles were either caught drinking alcohol while driving or drunk while driving on Ring-Road, Iwo-Road, Moniya and Ogbomoso axis of the state.

He said the arrest was made possible with the aid of the organisation’s modern stop and test alcohol detection device provided by the state government.

The state had lately announced its resolve to conduct alcohol breath test on any driver that violated traffic regulations in its bid to curb carnage on the roads.

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