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Persons will be fined a maximum of $22,500 if found driving under the influence of alcohol

by | Jan 22, 2015

Stephen Cadiz

Minister of Transport, Stephen Cadiz

Minister of Transport Stephen Cadiz has launched a “Drink and Drive Campaign” whereby persons caught driving under the influence of alcohol will now be fined a maximum
of $22,500.

The new figure quoted was also supported by Judges and Magistrates, as they strongly believe is it time to come down hard on drunk driving.

Minster Cadiz said  whether the maximum fine is $22,500, a jail term or a suspension on their drivers permit, they can no longer tolerate citizens driving under the influence.

Addressing the issue coming out of the Drink and Drive Campaign, held at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain, Minister Cadiz said the new fines were passed in the Finance
Bill last Friday.

The fines are as follows from a previous $8,000 to $12,000 for the first offense, and on the second offense from $15,000 to $22,500 along with other fines that were
increased for driving without a permit.

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