Five motorists fail breathalyser tests during Ops Mabuk in KK
Published on: Monday, August 19, 2019
By: Sherell Jeffrey
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KOTA KINABALU: Motorists are still going behind the wheel while intoxicated despite constant reminder against drink-driving. 

In the latest Ops Mabuk carried out in the city, a total of five out of 25 motorists who took the breathalyser test came up positive for alcohol during initial screening.

Of the five, three were found to have exceeded the allowed alcohol limit during the second screening, said City Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji in a statement, Sunday. 

The three-hour operation which started at 1.30am on Sunday, also saw 45 vehicles inspected with the use of a Mobile Computerised Online Payment System (MCOPS). 

Nine summonses for various traffic offences were also issued during the operation which ended about 4.30am.

MCOPS is a gadget used for inspections and has direct link to the police and the Road Transport Department’s (RTD) system. 

This allows for on-the-spot inspections on whether the motorists has any outstanding summonses and can also be used to check road tax, driving licence and vehicle ownership, in addition to checking for any arrest warrants. 

Habibi said they will continue to carry out similar operations to ensure motorists abide by the traffic law and regulations in addition to preventing drink-driving among road users. 


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