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168 intoxicated drivers held across country

12 Jun 2019, 03:27 ( 4 days ago) | updated: 12 Jun 2019, 09:50 ( 4 days ago)

DF Report
Photo Helsinki Police.

The police arrested 136 drivers for drunk driving and 32 for driving under the influence of drugs across the country during an intensified monitoring from June 6 to June 9, said an official press release.

According to National Police Board Chief Superintendent Heikki Ihalainen, the number of arrestees is somewhat normal for the summer.

"The number of those who had consumed alcohol but remained under the incriminating limit was 821. This figure is similar to the number recorded during last month's drunk driving monitoring," said Ihalainen.

He said 39,000 breathalyser tests and 78 quick drug tests were carried out during the monitoring and around 2,000 working hours were allocated to run the tests.

Last year around 19,000 drunk drivers were caught in Finland.