Easter: Police To Check  Drivers For Abuse Of Alcohol—MTTD Boss

DCOP-Martin-Ayiih, DG MMTD DCOP-Martin-Ayiih, DG MMTD

Motorists who have made it a habit to drink and drive during the Easter festivities, will be caught and dealt with by the Police.

The Police in this regard, will mount snap checks and pull out drivers of all manner of vehicles for the purposes of checking for substance abuse , particularly alcohol during the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Aside the snap checks, the Police will stop any vehicle at random to check for the use of alcohol.

This operational plan by the Ghana Police which was announced at a press briefing, is to stop the causes of road crashes during this festive period and to help enforce the Covid-19 safety protocols which among others bans social gatherings.

The Director General of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department(MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Martin Ayiih, who gave highlights of this operations at a press briefing at the Police Headquarters, indicated that the Police have acquired sophisticated gadgets which will help in this operations .

According to him, the department has laser cameras that will be used to take multiple pictures of vehicles which may attempt to escape after road traffic offences.

He, therefore, urged the motoring public to desist from drink-driving, in order not to fall foul of the arms of the Police during this season and thereafter.

The Police , he revealed has identified motorbike racing as a new phenomenon in areas such as James Town , Nima, Mamobi and the N1 Highway.

He sounded a stern warning to those participating in this activities, stressing that they would not be spared if caught, because it endangers the life of other road users.

The Police, he further noted would not hesitate to arrest offenders, because the objective of all these operational arrangement is to prevent road accidents , unauthorized gatherings and break-in, as well as stealing.

Source: Patrick Biddah/theheraldghana.com