KIGALI: 14 arrested over drunk-driving

Fourteen people have been arrested in the  Rwanda National Police (RNP) operations against drunk-driving.

They were at the time found driving while intoxicated, on various roads of the City of Kigali between October 7th and 11th.

They were paraded to the media on Tuesday, October 12, at Rwezamenyo Police station in Nyarugenge district.

One of those arrested Bahati Musaka regretted the violations which resulted to his children to miss school fees.

"I have been arrested on Sunday, October 10 in Rwezamenyo sector after Police tested me and detected 1.14 millilitres of alcohol contained in blood. My children have not been able to return to school due to my mistakes. I ask for forgiveness," said Musaka.
Vincent Sebakungu said that he had taken one bottle before driving his car home.

"I was arrested in Kimihurura at the time I was taking my wife home from the hospital. I had only taken one bottle before driving and when Police stopped me detected later that I had taken alcohol," said Sebakungu

Sebakungu asked for leniency and advised his colleagues to stop drinking and drive.

RNP Deputy Spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Africa Apollo Sendahangarwa said that those are part of continuous operations targeting impaired driving.

"Police conducted various campaigns and messages were delivered to rise awareness on safer road usage including prohibition of driving under the influence of alcohol. Know that Police will not give up in rising awareness however those who remain keeping deaf ears  will not be tolerated," said CSP Sendahangarwa.

CSP  Sendahangarwa urged the public in particularly drivers to put their lives first through owning and respect  the road safety measures to avoid fatal risks associated to those violations including accidents and loss of lives.

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