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THE ASHANTI Regional Police have urged drivers in the region to desist from driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages to help prevent accidents on the roads.

According to the Ashanti Regional MTTD Commander, Chief Supt Frank Aborakwa, it is against the law for a driver to drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and that the police would henceforth be more vigilant and begin arresting drunk drivers on the roads.

He said statistics show that vehicular accidents usually occur on the roads when Christmas is approaching and the police want to prevent it this time.

The police chief also noted that most of the crashes on the roads are caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.

Chief Supt Aborakwa said available statistics indicate that the spate of vehicular accidents in the Ashanti region this year is on the rise, as compared to last year. He said the statistics are not impressive and so the police had decided to work assiduously to stop drivers from committing unpardonable blunders on the road.

In this regard, the police capo, who was speaking radio, said any driver that would breach road regulations would be arrested and made to face the law.

FROM Kwadwo Essel, Kumasi

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