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Breathalyzer

New tests to catch drivers on drugs

Police have added a battery of tests to their armoury in a renewed crackdown on the city's drug-drivers.

Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

Ex-jockey guilty of drink driving

Former jockey Alex Yu Kin-shing was fined HK$5,000 and had his driving licence suspended for three months yesterday for drink driving in November.

Yu, 32, who pleaded guilty in Sha Tin Court, was convicted of driving a private car with an alcohol concentration in the breath above the legal limit on Ma On Shan Road on November 22.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Still too early to judge new drink-driving law: transport chief

It is too early to say if stiffer measures against drink-drivers are paying off, according to transport minister Eva Cheng.

Between the introduction of random tests last Monday and 7am yesterday, four drivers were prosecuted for failing breathalyser tests. About 990 drivers were randomly picked to undergo breath tests.

16 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Roadblocks to be first line of offence

Drivers will be asked to stop at roadblocks for random breath tests after the new strategy against drink-driving is introduced early next year.

Chief Superintendent Michael Demaid-Groves said the force would need 120 breathalysers for the tests, each costing HK$1,000.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Support for drink-drive buffer

Major motorists' associations have argued against removing the buffer allowed under the present police policy on drink-driving, but they support calls for more random breath tests as a deterrent.

They said some level of buffer was needed in case of minor inaccuracies in the breathalysers.

18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Drink-drivers let go under police policy

Alcohol limit relaxed; lives at risk

Lives are being put at risk because police are failing to enforce Hong Kong's drink-driving law strictly.

For the past 13 years, under police policy, people who should have been arrested for drink-driving have been allowed to drive on, even after being involved in accidents, the Sunday Morning Post can reveal.

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

School bus driver in crash fails breath test

The driver of a school bus that ran into the back of a car was arrested for dangerous driving after failing a breath test yesterday.

The driver, aged 46 and surnamed Tam, was heading to Heep Yunn Primary School in Kowloon City when the accident happened in Argyle Street, near the corner of Fu Ning Street, at about 7.30am.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Motorist held over drugs and refusing breathalyser test

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Police to step up crackdowns on drink driving

Updated at 7.19pm: Police would step up crackdowns on drink driving when World Cup football matches are being shown in June, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said on Wednesday.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

No justification for obsessive crusade

In an uncertain world, it is reassuring to know that we can always rely on a daily dose of inspired idiocy from those who affect to run our government.

1 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

'Booze bus' plan to fight drink driving

Police are considering using 'booze buses' in an attempt to streamline anti-drink driving operations.

The force's Drink Driving Unit wants to commission five $1-million mobile breath test centres by the middle of next year to patrol each of the five police regions.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Police spend $1.5m on breath-test machines

POLICE are to spend $1.5 million on breathalysers required by new drink-driving laws.

Fifty machines are being purchased and will be in use within about six months.

In addition to the breathalysers, five machines providing a printout of the results will also be acquired, according to Off Beat, the force's official newspaper.

22 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

What Britain did to rein in the carnage

THE ''breathalyser'' law was introduced in Britain 27 years ago, when an Act of Parliament laid down, for the first time, limits on the amount of alcohol drivers could consume without being prosecuted.

4 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Pioneering drink-drive study set up

IN the first study of its kind in Hongkong, the Transport Department and a major hospital have embarked on a six-month survey to find out how serious the drink-driving problem is in the territory.

28 Jul 1993 - 12:00am