Oyo to prosecute 25 over drunk driving

No fewer than 25 people caught driving under the influence of alcohol are to be prosecuted by Oyo State government.

This follows the recent decision of the government to conduct alcohol breath test on any driver that violated traffic regulations in the state, especially during the ember months, to control the rate of road carnage.

The Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA) announced this at the Operational Headquarters of the Authority at the weekend in Ibadan, where its Executive Chairman, Dr Akin Fagbemi posited that the arrest of the drunk-drivers was in tandem with the mandate of the Authority in its continuous bid to curb avoidable road crashes occasioned by the reckless driving culture of drunk drivers of both commercial and private vehicles.

“Between 2000hours-2300hours of Friday, 27th December 2019 only, we impounded about five trailers and three cars whose drivers were either caught drinking alcohol while driving or driving while already drunk along the…

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