Five new breathalyzers for Police
The five breathalyzers, including thermal printers, costing $1.5 million, were bought by the Chamber following donations from six of its members, namely, BEV Processors, Digicel Guyana, John Fernandes Limited, John Lewis Styles, Republic Bank Guyana Limited and Trans Pacific Motor Spares.
Hinds said that the Chamber hopes the equipment would be used to reduce the incidence of drunk driving, and help the Force deal promptly and severely with those who continue to break the country’s laws against drinking and driving.
The Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said that the donation of the breathalyzers would prove invaluable to the Force, as the number of such equipment available to the Force is critically low.
By mid last month, the Police recorded over 70 deaths as a result of road accidents. Apart from drunk driving, speeding continues to be a major cause of road accidents. By the end of July this year, over 11, 000 cases of speeding were pursued by the Police’s Traffic Department