City police crack down on holiday drunk driving

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/2/7 19:28:39

Traffic police officers in the city will strengthen their patrols, including keeping a look out for drunk drivers, in order to protect pedestrians and keep drivers safe during the upcoming Chinese New Year, Shanghai Morning Post reported Wednesday.

Over the past few days, local police have already reported 187 suspected drunk driving cases. Among them, 50 drivers were legally intoxicated.

According to article 91 of Law of the People's Republic of China on Road Traffic Safety, if a driver is caught operating a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol, his driver's license will be temporarily suspended for six months.

In addition, he can be fined from 1,000 yuan   ($160) to 2,000 yuan and also possibly detained if he is too drunk to continue operating his vehicle.

The police advise drivers to stay away from alcohol if they feel the need to drive.

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