Peru: 175 drunk drivers taken off Lima’s road

Police have saved lives by taking 175 drunk drivers off of Limean streets.

(LivinginPeru News) — Peruvian Transit Police officials informed that 175 drunk drivers have been taken off the roads thanks to the implementation of sobriety checkpoints in the Limean districts Barranco, Miraflores, as well as the northern area of Lima, and Asia Beach, located to the south of the Peruvian capital.

Peruvian Transit Police Chief Colonel Carlos Vallejos Passano indicated that the interventions are set up along main avenues, roads, and streets during and after peak ‘party’ hours, between 11pm-7am.

According to Colonel Vallejos, when a driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol he/she is obligated to take a breathalyzer test to determine his/her alcohol-blood level. If the test reveals a blood-alcohol level greater than 0.50 grams per cubic centimeter, then the driver is considered legally drunk and taken to the police station for processing.

Colonel Vallejos reminded drivers to stay alert, use their seat belts, drive in the same lane (if you have been to Peru you probably noticed that some people drive in the middle of two lanes), travel at the posted speed limits, and respect transit regulations.