Almost 800 arrested for drink-driving in KL between January and April, say cops

KUALA LUMPUR: Police here are coming down hard on drink-driving with nearly 800 arrests made between January and April this year.

City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said they arrested 759 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol this year.

"Between January and April this year, we have already conducted 110 operations compared to the 150 operations conducted throughout 2021.

"Last year we arrested 1,155 motorists for drunk driving," he said when contacted on Thursday (May 19).

He said those arrested faced action under Section 45A of the Road Transport Act for driving under the influence of alcohol.

"Based on our findings, 99.5% of those arrested for drunk driving involved male motorists.

"These operations are part of our effort in ensuring the roads are safe and the rules are followed," he said.

ACP Sarifudin urged the public to refrain from driving if they have consumed alcohol.

"You can use taxis, public transportation as well as e-hailing.

"Taking these steps can ensure that you do not endanger your life as well as other motorists on the road," he said.

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