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* Sri Lanka cracks down on drunk drivers
Mon, Sep 10, 2012, 06:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have decided to get tough with drunk drivers from today, police spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana said.

The police headquarters said that round the clock raids will be conducted from today to nab drunk drivers and all police stations have been informed in this regard.

The police action is prompted by three deaths Sunday in two accidents that involved drunk drivers.

Persons found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated will be subjected to a fine of 2,000 rupees, three months imprisonment and one year suspension of the driving license.

The fine for driving a passenger transport vehicle consuming alcohol will be 3,000 rupees, six months imprisonment and cancellation of the driving license.

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