- The Oyo state government has said that drivers driving under the influence of alcohol will be arrested and prosecuted
- The state government said 25 motorists have already been arrested in the state for drinking and driving
- According to the state government, said those arrested were caught drinking while driving or already drunk while driving on Ring-Road, Iwo-Road, Moniya and Ogbomoso axis of the state
Twenty-five drivers have been arrested by the government of Oyo state for drunk driving, PM News reports.
The drivers were all said to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.
Speaking on the issue, the chairman of the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA), Akin Fagbemi, in a statement issued by the ministry of information and culture said the state government will prosecute 25 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Fagbemi said arresting the suspects is in line will the move by the OYRTMA to prevent avoidable road crashes caused by drunk drivers.
He said about five articulated vehicles and three cars have been impounded by the state government on Friday, December 27, between 8 pm and 11 pm.
He also said that the drivers who their vehicles were impounded were either caught drinking while driving or already drunk while driving on Ring-Road, Iwo-Road, Moniya and Ogbomoso axis of the state.
"Let it be known that for several months, we have carried out an extensive campaign against drunk-driving in the state in both virtual, social, print and non-print media channels before the beginning of the ember months and this festive period," Fagbemi said.
Warning all drivers in the state, the state government said the law will not mind towing the path of justice irrespective of whoever is caught drunk driving in Oyo.
“We have warned all drivers within the state, no matter how highly placed, to shun the lethal temptation of consuming alcohol and driving," Fagbemi added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, said the corps will begin alcohol testers for drivers in Lago state.
Kazeem said the exercise is aimed at ensuring the safety of pedestrians and commuters along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
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