THE ASHANTI Regional Police Command has declared war against drivers, who drive under the influence of alcohol, known in local parlance as ‘Apio’.
This follows frightening statistics that indicated that two lives were lost on the roads in the region during the first six months of 2019.
“The Ashanti Region recorded a total of 1,921 road accidents from January to June, this year. We recorded 240 deaths during that short period”.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, ACP David Agyeman, who made the disclosure, said 2,309 injuries were also recorded.
He lamented: “From these figures, we can deduce that the region recorded 10 accidents daily, with about 11 injuries and two deaths every day”.
Addressing the media in Kumasi, the police chieftain expressed sadness about the alarming statics, and vowed to stop the bloodbath on the roads.
ACP Agyeman said the police would henceforth embark on massive exercises that would help curb accidents on the roads.
He said the police would make sure that any driver that drives under the influence of alcohol, or breaks any road regulation, would be made to face the law.
The deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander however hinted that, before the arrests take off, the police would embark on a massive education of drivers in the region so they would be more professional on the roads.
ACP Agyeman also warned that the police would after the educational programme, make sure that every offending driver would be arrested immediately.