Oslo police alerts of comprehensive action against intoxication

Traffic police (UP) Oslo PoliceTraffic police (UP).Photo : Heiko Junge / SCANPIX .

The Oslo police alerts of comprehensive action against intoxication

Oslo police district will, in cooperation with the traffic police (UP) carry out a comprehensive action against alcohol and substance abuse on Wednesday March, 21.


– This is the first joint action with UP in a long time. The action marks the beginning of a new collaboration, and it will not only be about substance but about very much else about the traffic along the streets and roads, says the head of department Frode Andreassen of Oslo police districts section for traffic and  sea service

From 2013 to 2017,  the police have experienced a slight decrease in the number intoxication related issues, from 1.145 at its highest in 2013 to 872 cases in 2016. The number of accidents with intoxication related personal injuries or material damages in 2013 was 92, a figure which has risen somewhat during the last the years.

– Traffic and intoxication is no longer a question of the blood level of alcohol alone, but also other drugs and substance abuse. This we regard as having the utmost priority,  says Andreassen.

– It is important for us to make the public aware that no street or road is to be used by a driver being under the influence of intoxicants,  he says.

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