Police Remind Public: Don’t Drink & Drive

May 1, 2020

With people expected to be in a “celebratory mood” tomorrow [May 2] as the ‘Shelter in Place’ order expires, the Bermuda Police Service is reminding those who intend to consume alcohol not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a bike.

A police spokesperson said, “With the lifting of the Shelter in Place regulations and a move into the first phase of reopening of Bermuda at 6.00am tomorrow, Saturday 2nd May, no doubt many people will be in a celebratory mood after having been confined to their residences and only being allowed to venture out for short periods.”

Assistant Commissioner of Police Martin Weekes said, “Whilst we understand and appreciate this, we urge that you bear in mind the laws as they pertain to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

“The Roads Policing Unit along with other units of the Bermuda Police Service will be tasked with monitoring the roads and will be operating speed checks as the current restrictions are eased and the community returns to some semblance of normalcy.

“Whilst there are no Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints at this time, this does not mean that officers will not be stopping those suspected of driving whilst impaired. If in doubt and you intend to consume alcohol, do not get behind the wheel of any vehicle or ride a bike.

“Please drive responsibly and do your part to reduce collisions and injuries to free up our Hospital staff to deal with COVID related issues.”

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