Only five drivers were tested for alcohol on New Year's Eve

January 04, 2019

Breathalyser tests can only be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion driver has been drinking

Five of the 558 motorists stopped on New Year’s Eve were subjected to breathalyser tests, the police said.

Three of the motorists waved down on the night of December 31 were found to be drink-driving, they said on New Year’s Day. However, the police did not indicate how many were subjected to a breathalyser test.

But in a reply to a series of questions by Times of Malta, the police specified that “only five drivers reached the level of reasonable suspicion to warrant a legitimate breathalyser test” on New Year’s Eve. By law, the police can ...


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As reported on the Times of Malta, Friday, January 4th, 2019  by Ms Claire Caruana