According to Nation.Africa, police arrested 96 drunk drivers during a Friday night alcohol breathalyzer (Alcoblow) operation that was conducted in various parts of Nairobi City. Over 1200 vehicles were stopped and checked for sobriety, with the majority of those arrested being private vehicle owners.

The Kenya Police Service warned against driving under the influence of alcohol prior to the operation—and subsequently commended those who complied. The police further advised drivers to always drive responsibly and ensure the safety of other road users.

The operation is ongoing, with police officers conducting similar stops in other areas of Nairobi City. They have urged all drivers to adhere to the traffic laws and avoid engaging in reckless behavior while on the roads.

Moreover, authorities are urging the public to report any drunk drivers they encounter on the roads. Such reports will help police officers identify and apprehend reckless drivers, thereby keeping Nairobi’s roads safe for all users.

The Alcoblow operation is a part of the Kenya Police Service’s efforts to reduce road traffic accidents in the country. Since its launch in August 2019, over 500 drunk drivers have been arrested in Nairobi City alone. The police hope that this initiative encourages all motorists to make safe and responsible decisions while on the roads.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense that carries hefty penalties, including imprisonment and fines. Everyone has an obligation to drive responsibly and follow traffic laws for their own safety and that of other road users. It is also important to remember that the use of alcohol while driving puts not only your life at risk but also the lives of other innocent road users.

In conclusion, Kenya Police Service’s Alcoblow operation serves as a reminder for all drivers to stay vigilant and act responsibly on the roads. Let us all work together to make our roads safer and free of drunk drivers.

How alcoblow works:

Alcoblow, also known as a breathalyzer test, is used to measure the amount of alcohol present in an individual’s breath. The test measures the concentration of alcohol particles in parts per million (PPM), with anything above 0.08 PPM being considered legally intoxicated.

When conducting an Alcoblow operation, police officers will ask drivers to blow into a breathalyzer device. If the concentration of alcohol particles is higher than 0.08 PPM, then the driver will be arrested for drunk driving.

It is important to note that some people may still have traces of alcohol in their system even after hours of drinking, which could lead to an incorrect result during an Alcoblow test. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the dangers of driving under the influence and always make responsible decisions.

This Facebook page was created to keep tabs on where alcoblow police in the city are conducting operations.

Thank you for your time! Stay safe on the roads.

Read the story on Nation.africa here.