Samoa’s Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil has issued a warning against driving while under the influence of alcohol as the nation settles into the Father’s Day long weekend.
Commissioner Keil told Samoa Global News that the Samoa Police Service made 34 arrests on the Friday night.
“There were 34 arrests made last night on various charges;
“23 were arrested for driving a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, 3 of the drivers arrested were women”, said Su’a Fuiavailiili.
Commissioner Keil advises the public to be safe over the long weekend and warns against alcohol-related incidents that could bring and end to celebrations.
“The public should assume that there will be more DUI checkpoints over the weekend, or anytime you operate a motor vehicle;
“Be safe and catch a taxi or a ride”.
Road accidents, fights and domestic violence incidents are known to peak during long weekend celebrations in Samoa.