NTSA ‘alcoblow’ sting nabs hundreds in Meru



Hundreds of motorists were last night arrested for drunk driving and other traffic offences in Meru town in a major ‘alcoblow’ sting.

During the crackdown that was carried out by the National Transport and Safety Authority NTSA officials, some of the motorists refused to use the alcoblow to test the alcohol content in their bodies, arguing that alcoblow was abolished by the high court.alcoblow

the disgruntled motorists- including some of those arrested- accused the NTSA of failure to take measures on other road offences a thing which has contributed to an increase of accidents in the area.
The motorists called upon the National government to reshuffle the NTSA officers based in Meru alleging that the officers were just after bribes and not enforcing the law.

Nevertheless, the tough talking NTSA officials managed to arrest several motorists with a road block set up near Kathita Bridge in Meru town.

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A number of locals praised the effort to rein in on drunk driving, urging the NTSA towards similar interventions on a regular basis.

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Drunk driving has been pegged as a major contributor to the surging cases of road accidents which have claimed thousands of lives with scores injured.

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