FIJI POLICE ARREST 2,750 DRIVERS DURING HOLIDAYS

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SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Jan. 2) – A police operation to root out criminals and bad drivers in Fiji has resulted in the arrest of 2,750 drivers for offences ranging from speeding, careless and drunk driving.

As well police conducted 1,468 breathalyzer tests during the busy festive season.

Police spokesman Corporal Josaia Weicavu said 2,262 drivers were booked for speeding, 291 for careless driving and 197 for drunk driving.

On the crime front, officers also arrested one person for murder and 32 for robbery with violence. As well 14 people were arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle, 46 for being in possession of dangerous drugs, 77 for house breaking and 230 for assault.

Corporal Weicavu cautioned New Year revelers to observe road rules and act responsibly during the festive season.

January 4, 2006

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