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Police have arrested 12 motorists, aged between 23 and 59, for drink-driving in an island-wide blitz.
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested 12 motorists for drink-driving in an island-wide blitz.
In a pre-dawn operation on Tuesday, Traffic Police conducted road blocks at various parts of Singapore.
A police statement said some 60 drivers were stopped and tested for alcohol consumption.
Twelve men, aged between 23 and 59, were arrested for drink-driving.
The highest Breath Evidential Analyser (BEA) test result was 80 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - over twice the prescribed legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.
Police have warned that drink drivers, on conviction, will be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months.
They will lose their driving licences and will have to retake the theory and practical driving tests to get their driving licences again.
In addition, first-time offenders can be fined between S$1,000 and S$5,000, or jailed up to six months.
Repeat offenders may be punished with a maximum fine of S$30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years.
They may also be caned up to six strokes should death or serious injury be caused.