POLICE have arrested three people for driving under the influence after attending a party to ring in the New Year at the Hilton Trinidad.
Reports indicated that the three – 46-year-old hotel manager, a 25-year-old student of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and a 26-year-old bank employee – failed breathalyzer tests administered by officer of the Port-of-Spain Division on Wednesday morning.
The exercise along Lady Young Road was led by Senior Supt Ramdeen and Sooker and supervised by Sgt Bharath along with Cpls Arthur and Ramjattan.
Breathalyser tests were administered to a number of motorists. Only three had a reading above the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per every 100 millilitres of breath.
They were later taken to the Belmont Police Station and charged and are expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate on Thursday.
A speed exercise was conducted on Tuesday along the Lady Young Road, Morvant, and 25 tickets were issued to motorists who were found to be driving over the legal limit. That exercise took place between 2.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. by officers of the North Eastern Division.