A blue Honda left the Route Royale in the village of Saint Julien on the evening of Thursday 20 July and collided head-on with the parapet on the left-hand side of the road. The vehicle was damaged. The driver, a 40-year-old police officer assigned to the Very Important Person Security Unit (VIPSU), who lives in Laventure, suffered minor injuries to his lower lip. As he could not take a breathalyser test, he was taken to the Dr Bruno Choeng hospital in Flacq for treatment and to give a sample of his blood for analysis. He was booked for the offence of “Driving motor vehicle with Alcohol concentration above prescribed limit. ”
The accident occurred on Route Royale in the village of Saint Julien at around 9pm on Thursday 20 July. A team of police officers from the Lallmatie police station was called to the scene. A Honda coming from Riche Fond was heading towards Flacq when it reached the Route Royale in Saint Julien near a set of traffic lights. The vehicle left the road and collided head-on with the parapet on the left-hand side of the road.
The car was damaged, and the driver suffered minor injuries to his lower lip. He was taken to Flacq hospital for treatment. As he was unable to take a breathalyzer test administered by a police officer from the Emergency Response Service, he was booked for driving a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above the prescribed limit.
On the morning of Friday 21 July at 12.42am, a 62-year-old driver from Pailles was booked for drink-driving. He was driving his red Nissan when he was stopped by police officers from the Road Safety Unit on the motorway at the Quai D roundabout in Port-Louis.
“Mo pe demann skiz pu sa”, he told police officers after he tested positive for alcohol. He had seventy-six microgrammes of alcohol in his sulphur. He was placed in a sobering cell at Trou Fanfaron police station.