Road Sobriety Checkpoints In Seven Parishes

November 28, 2019 | 4 Comments

[Updated] Road sobriety checkpoints will be conducted in Hamilton parish, Smith’s parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick, and Southampton starting on Friday, December 6th.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the public that the next series of road sobriety checkpoints [as specified in the Official Gazette Notice Wednesday, November 27th] will be conducted starting Friday, December 6th.

“The checkpoints will be in effect in Hamilton parish, Smith’s parish, Devonshire, Pembroke, Paget, Warwick and Southampton on Friday, December 6th, Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th.”

Update: The police explained, “There have been a number of arrests made and appearances before the courts on charges of drink driving.

“There were no Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints set up in recent times due to the Draegar Roadside Sobriety Testing Equipment, having to be sent off for routine maintenance, in preparation for the busy festive season.

“What is important to note is the advent of the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints as administered by the Bermuda Police Service, has positively impacted the island’s culture of drink driving.

“While one road fatality is one too many, there has been a fifty percent reduction in such incidents year over year [2018/2019].

“Further, the total number of road traffic collisions is also down year over year, from 1,467 to 1,117. Despite such success, our work continues and the message from the Bermuda Police Service remains: If you drink, then do not drive.”

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  1. red rose says:

    The last checks, as gazette, were in August – why were they dropped in September, October and November?

  2. Birdlegs says:

    Somerset never gets picked.

  3. La Verdad says:

    They were dropped for three months because it was too expensive. Lots of manpower, overtime and draining the budget.

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