Traffic police to crack down on drunk driving during World Cup

Shanghai traffic police said they discovered 59 drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol, 13 of whom were legally drunk, from last Friday through the weekend.

Shanghai traffic police said on Monday that they will be watching out for drunk drivers during the World Cup to be held in Russia.

A crackdown focusing on DUI drivers last till the end of summer, police said, adding that drivers under the influence of illicit drugs will also be targeted.

From last Friday to Sunday, police discovered 59 drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol, 13 of whom were legally drunk. Over 10,000 drivers were checked.

Meanwhile, two drivers tested positive for illegal drugs, including a man, surnamed Zheng who was already wanted by police prior to being stopped.

Besides setting up road blocks, police said they will also step up the monitoring of suspicious drivers through traffic police cameras.

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