The state policy against driving while drunk has been handicapped with the authorities disclosing the locations of the alcometre checkpoints on line
PANJIM: The state policy on Friday kicked off their extensive drive against drunken driving in the State in a bid to curb increasing road accidents by drivers in an inebriated condition. However, what was interesting is that the policy disclosed the locations of the alcometre checkpoints, which is viral on social media, thus making the erring drivers alert.
“On August 10, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm district police and traffic will conduct a special drive against drunken driving. Each and every alcometer in working condition will be used,” Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander said in a note forwarded to SP traffic, SP North and South.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Dharmesh Angle told reporters that around 200 units of policemen would be on the road across the State as a part of the drive that is beginning from today (Friday). He said that if anyone was found driving after consuming alcohol, his vehicle would be confiscated by the police and charge-sheet would be filed against him in the court. Angle said that the police will carry alcometers and check breathe of the driver. He said that the checking would be done at all the Highways and even on the internal roads.
However, in what seems to be mockery of the drive, SP Traffic Dinraj Govenker has made public the locations where all the alcometer checking would be done across State. There are five locations identified in Panjim, Calangute, ten in Margao, nine in Vasco, eight in Ponda, Three each in Bicholim, Colva, Dabolim, Curchorem and Canacona, two at Mapusa, one each at Anjuna, Pernem and Quepem.