Police to Step Up Drunk-Driving Crackdown

Police to Step Up Drunk-Driving Crackdown

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

The Seoul Metropolitan Police Firm on Wednesday pledged to accentuate a crackdown on inebriated driving, expanding patrols from 3 to 4 hours and beginning at other times to stay drivers alert.

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

In August 2010, the police reduced their controls to spot checks, yet this used to beregarded as ineffective, so now it's far returning to blanket tests.

Earlier, police announced nationaltests from nine p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 14, but 534 motorists were still stuckusingbelow the influence.