Man jailed for driving drunk *

With 11 road fatalities for the year, the T&T police service is urging motorists to obey traffic laws and road safety regulations.

And with the Carnival season fast approaching, the Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has mandated increased anti-drunk driving, speed control and general traffic enforcement exercises nationwide.

The comparative number of road fatalities for the same period last year was five.

In a statement yesterday, the Police Service reminded the motoring public that they should also ensure that they have valid driving documents ready for production to officers conducting road check exercises and to always ensure that a sober, alert, responsible, well-rested driver is in control of the wheel and that all times.

It was with this in mind that a speed trap exercises have been conducted along the Uriah Butler Highway between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sixty people were issued fixed penalty tickets totalling $60,000, as they were driving above the 100km/h speed limit.

Over the weekend, 17 people were held for driving under the influence.

Eleven motorists were held after the Experience Fete at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, while six were held in Port of Spain.

The legal limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath contrary to Section 70A(1) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Chapter 48:50.