Dec 23, 2018

90,000 drunk drivers arrested this year Featured

Police say nearly 90,000 drunk drivers have been arrested so far this year.

This is an increase of 15,000 arrests over the previous year, says SP Indika Hapugoda.

According to him, the daily arrests were between 400 and 450, around 50 of them from Colombo city.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up with 1,000 additional police officers deployed in Colombo and suburbs during the festive season.

An operation to nab drunk drivers and traffic rule violators continues until January 15.