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More than 28,600 tickets issued during Holy Week; 112 arrested for drunk driving


According to a Police Bureau report, 28 arrests were made for controlled substances during Holy Week, as well as four other arrests for violations of the Weapons and Controlled Substances Act, illegal appropriation, auto theft and obstruction of justice.

By The Star Staff


The Puerto Rico Police Bureau’s Traffic Division announced Monday that during Holy Week more than 28,610 tickets were issued for administrative offenses and 112 arrests were made involving drivers who drove under the influence of alcohol.


Lt. Elvin Zeno, the Police Bureau’s traffic chief, shared in a written statement that as a result of patrolling throughout the week, 28 arrests were also made for controlled substances, as well as four other arrests for violations of the Weapons and Controlled Substances Act, illegal appropriation, for stolen vehicles and for obstruction of justice.


He added that five interventions were carried out with minors, two for drunkenness and three for controlled substances. The police also intervened with 83 unauthorized drivers, while some 20 vehicles were confiscated and another was recovered.


Meanwhile, a fatal accident was reported over the weekend on highway PR-5, kilometer 22.9 in Naranjito. So far this year, 76 fatal crashes have been reported.

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