11 held for drink driving in KL

A police officer tests a driver for his alcohol content level at a roadblock at Jalan Hang Tuah, Kuala Lumpur last night. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven men were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Op Mabuk and crime prevention operations at four locations in the federal capital last night.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said the suspects, between 30 and 50 years of age, were detained in operations at Jalan Klang Lama, Hartamas, Kepong and Jalan Hang Tuah.

He said during the three-hour operation which began at 9pm, about 150 vehicles were inspected.

“This operation will be carried out continuously to ensure that drivers are not on the road after drinking alcohol,” he told reporters at the roadblock implemented during the operation at Jalan Hang Tuah here last night.

Mazlan said the suspects were taken to the Jalan Bandar police station for further action.

On some pubs and bars operating in the city during the conditional movement control order period, he said some of the premises had been issued licences as restaurants.

He said 150 teams had been set up to monitor the premises concerned to ensure their compliance with standard operating procedure.

“Some of these pubs have restaurant licences that allow them to also sell alcoholic drinks, but we make sure they comply with the social distancing order and close at 10pm,” he added.

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