FRSC responds to distress call, rescues passengers from drunk driver
The drunk driver was arrested at Kyakyama, Ogere, Ogun State at about 13:35hrs on Sunday, March 21.
Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), stated this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja
Kazeem said that the drunk driver was arrested in Kyakyama, Ogere, Ogun State at about 13:35hrs on Sunday, March 21.
He said that the Sector Commander received a distress call from a passenger who noticed the dangerous way the driver of the vehicle she boarded was driving.
According to him, the passenger, one Mrs Matina, reported that few minutes into their journey, they noticed that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol which prompted the passengers to caution him against his recklessness.
“She revealed that it was when the driver refused to hid to the warning from all the passengers that the passengers got the FRSC call line from the internet and hurriedly put the call through to the FRSC for rescue.”
Kazeem stated that upon receiving the call, the Sector Commander ordered a patrol team from RS2.24 Ogere Unit Command immediately to effect the arrest of the driver.
This, he said, was to ensure the seizure of the vehicle, which was reported to be a white colour Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, FKJ 991 YA.
“Upon arrest and impoundment of the vehicle, the driver was subjected to a Blood Alcohol (BAC) test and the result was 0.18%, which is extremely higher than the 0.05% permissible by road traffic regulations. “
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, appreciated the passengers and expressed joy over the bravery.
Oyeyemi noted that the conduct did not only prove that they were observant enough to discover the recklessness of the driver, but also proved that Nigerians were also courageous to report dangerous road use behaviour.
He, therefore, called on the motoring public to emulate the actions of the passengers, emphasising that road safety was a collective responsibility and every body’s business.
“As such, all road users must play their role to ensure their own safety and those of other road users.
“The FRSC toll free numbers 122 is always available 24/7 for emergency and prompt rescue services”.
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