Over 1000 charged for drunk driving

Over 1000 people have been charged with drunk driving since September 11 this year, the police media unit said today.

The police said that legal action had been filed against the drunk drivers after the police began special operations to curb drunk driving.

According to police statistics 1056 drunk drivers were charged since September 11 and this included 912 three wheel drivers and motorbike riders.

The police had filed action against 9 bus drivers during this period for driving under the influence of liquor.

The most number of drunk drivers were nabbed from Kandy, Nugegoda and Kuliyapitiya, the police media unit said.

According to the police, 68 were nabbed in Kandy, 63 in Kuliyapitiya and 62 in Nugegoda during this period.

The police had decided to begin special operations to nab drunk drivers after several accidents were reported involving drunk driving.