The Oyo State Government said on Sunday it would prosecute 25 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), Dr. Akin Fagbemi, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Information and Culture Ministry.

Fagbemi said the suspects’ arrest was in tandem with the mandate of OYRTMA to curb avoidable road crashes caused by drunk drivers.

He added that five articulated vehicles and three cars were impounded between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., on Friday.

The OYRTMA chairman said the drivers of the impounded vehicles were either caught drinking alcohol while driving or already drunk while driving on Ring-Road, Iwo-Road, Moniya and Ogbomoso axis of the state.

Fagbemi said: “Let it be known that for several months, we have carried out an extensive campaign against drunk-driving in the state in both virtual, social, print and non-print media channels before the beginning of the ember months and this festive period.

“We have warned all drivers within the state, no matter how highly placed, to shun the lethal temptation of consuming alcohol and driving.”

He said anyone found guilty would be disciplined according to the dictates of the state’s enabling laws and traffic rules. (NAN)





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