Motorists in Grenada will have to think twice before drinking and driving because just before Christmas the Royal Grenada Police Force started breathalyzing and enforcing the country’s driving under the influence legislation.
Grenada’s government hopes this will reduce fatalities over the Christmas period and in the future. Acting Police of Chief, Edvin Martin, says the breathalyzer is finally empowering officers with the authority to carry out testing on motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Martin said: “It is my hope the implementation of the breathalyzer will act as a deterrent, changes attitudes on drinking and driving and improve road safety for pedestrians and motorists alike.”
The driving and drinking limit will be 70 micrograms per hundred millimeters of breath and anything over this threshold will become an offense.