7 People Arrested At Road Sobriety Checkpoints

December 9, 2018

Seven people were arrested during the Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints from Friday night [Dec 7] until early Sunday morning [Dec 9].

A police spokesperson said, “A total of 7 motorists were arrested for impaired driving from Friday night [December 7th] until early Sunday morning [December 9th].

“Five impaired drivers were arrested at road sobriety checkpoints from Friday night until early Saturday morning. Another two impaired drivers were arrested at road sobriety checkpoints from Saturday night until early Sunday morning.

“The main objectives of the road sobriety checkpoints, usually conducted by Roads Policing Unit officers, are to help make the roads safer and ultimately save lives.

“While there are no road sobriety checkpoints scheduled for this coming weekend, members of the public are urged not to drive or ride under the influence as police officers conducting their regular patrols will be on the lookout for any offences, including impaired driving.”

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  1. hail the BDA police service! says:

    Thanks to the Bermuda Police service for catching irresponsible drunk drivers!
    The Police are saving lives and keeping us safe! Too bad there isn’t an alcohol tax- that would serve us in Bermuda far better than a sugar tax!

    • Bermuda says:

      There is one – alcohol is heavily taxed through import duties. The sugar ‘tax’ is simply an introduction of new import duties for sugary items.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Sounds like someone who’s been living under a rock , eh ? We’ve had exorbitant taxes on booze for decades . I think he needs to check a few prices at the local retailers and then look into the duty free shop at the airport on his next trip . The difference between duty free and local retail is astounding .

  2. margraves says:

    Every single weekend the checkpoints catch drunk drivers. It’s now the holiday season, when every other place ups the frequency of checkpoints. And the decision is made not to have any the coming weekend? What good reason could there possibly be for that decision?

  3. puzzled says:

    Probably because they might catch too many of their buddies after the parties.

  4. Stevie says:

    Best action is not telling the public where the checkpoints will be.

  5. gustav says:

    is it impossible for Bermudians to learn ?
    everybody knows they are checking , but everybody seems to think : they will not catch me
    increase the fines and confiscate the cars/bikes