Police to Step Up Drunk-Driving Crackdown

      June 23, 2016 12:48

      The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Wednesday pledged to intensify a crackdown on drunk driving, increasing patrols from three to four hours and starting at different times to keep drivers alert.

      On the day of the announcement, police set up ad-hoc checkpoints in Mapo and Yeongdeungpo districts from 5:30 to 6:30 in the morning.

      Policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in downtown Seoul on Wednesday. /Yonhap

      In August 2010, the police reduced their controls to spot checks, but this was thought to be ineffective, so now it is returning to blanket tests.

      Earlier, police announced nationwide checks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 14, but 534 motorists were still caught driving under the influence.

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