Police collect K260,000 in fines


POLICE in Western Highlands have generated more than K260,000 for the provincial government in spot fines charged on motorists.
Provincial police commander Chief Superintendent Martin Lakari said police collected K262,506 in fines from motorists driving defective and unregistered vehicles.
“The money we collect during the past three weeks from various roadblocks we set up in the city as part of our Christmas and New Year operation,” he said.
The operation started on Nov 24 and will continue to the New Year.
Lakani said the police road checks would continue. They are also checking vehicles for marijuana, weapons, prison escapees, and wanted people on the run.
He also urged motorists not to drive under the influence of alcohol.
“If police catch you driving under the influence, you will face the full force of the law,” he said.
Lakari said the operation was launched one month early to reduce road fatality.
“Since the operation started last month, I have not received a single report on road accident in the province,” he said.

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