Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 19:18
Record decrease in number of accidents this year; 880 drunk drivers arrested
Colombo National Hospital states that accidents which occurred on 13th and 14th have dropped by 26% compared to the previous year.
The Director of the hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe stated that about 157 persons are currently receiving in-house treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 149 drunk drivers within the past 24 hours extending from 6am yesterday to 6am today.
Majority of the arrested were motorbike riders amounting to 76.
In addition, the police media spokesman’s office stated that 61 drunk drivers have also been arrested.
The operation commenced on the 10th of this month and police have arrested 877 drunk drivers in total.