Two men were arrested and charged for failing breathalyser tests that were administered by the ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) at Corentyne, Berbice, and Mon-Repos East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Charged are Tariq Moburak Ali of south Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, and Leon Mohan, 34, of Good Hope East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Police said that Ali was arrested on Wednesday at Corentyne, Berbice, and a breathalyzer test was administered. The results showed 48 and 49 micrograms of alcohol respectively. The was then arrested and charged.
Meanwhile, Mohan was arrested on Tuesday on the Mon Repos access road, ECD, and when tested, his readings were 97 and 100 micrograms respectively. He was taken into custody, charged, and processed to attend the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on February 15.
The Guyana Police Force have continuously reminded drivers that driving while above the prescribed alcohol limit attracts a charge for the offence of driving under the influence (DUI), which carries a fine. Persons can be charged for this traffic violation if, when tested, their blood alcohol content is found to exceed the prescribed limit of .35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, and their blood alcohol concentration exceeds 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. (G9)