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Drunk driving arrests show steady climb<p>'The numbers are of concern, particularly as we are fast heading towards the Easter long weekend – historically one of the most dangerous periods on our roads. It also coincides with month-end, which generally sees an increase in drunk driving arrests. </p><p>'The City works to be as proactive as possible, but we cannot do it alone. Drivers, and their loved ones, have to play their part by not getting behind the wheel inebriated. The impact of alcohol is well-documented, and yet we continue to see a flagrant disregard for the law, and the danger it poses to others,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>In general enforcement efforts over the past week, Traffic Service officers made 56 arrests, recorded 51 973 offences, impounded 156 public transport vehicles and executed 2 114 warrants of arrest.</p><p>Their Law Enforcement counterparts made 214 arrests in the last week and issued 3 690 notices for various transgressions.</p><p>The Public Emergency Communication Centre recorded a slight uptick in incidents with 1 969 over the weekend, including 132 assault cases, 55 domestic violence calls (compared to 36 last weekend) and 43 motor vehicle accidents.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-03-10T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7addfbd5-ca70-49b8-aaa7-c93e8bbd07d6;L0|#07addfbd5-ca70-49b8-aaa7-c93e8bbd07d6|drunk driving;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda;L0|#0633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda|illegal activity;GP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement10

 

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