3,493 drunk drivers arrested within 12 days

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A total of 3,493 persons have been arrested over the past 12 days, under the special operation to arrest motorists for driving while under the influence.

Police said 139 drunk drivers were arrested over the past 24 hours.

Police Headquarters commenced a month long operation on the 5th of July to arrest motorists driving under the influence.

The objective of the operation, which is being carried out island-wide, is to crackdown on intoxicated motorists and to maintain traffic and public safety.

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