DAGUPAN CITY – The city government of Dagupan is taking a firm stance against drunk and drugged driving with the implementation of Republic Act No. 10586 or the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013. Mayor Belen Fernandez recently held a meeting with top city officials and instructed them to enforce the law without hesitation.
In the meeting, Mayor Fernandez told city police chief Lt. Col. Vicente Castor Jr., City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) chief Ronald de Guzman, and Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) chief Arvin Decano, to penalize individuals who drive under the influence of liquor or dangerous drugs.
To ensure compliance, traffic enforcers will use breathalyzer devices to determine if a motorist has alcohol in their system. The breathalyzer, a portable device, measures the amount of alcohol present in a person’s system and helps to detect the presence of infection or disease.
“The law must be carried out without hesitation to prevent road mishaps as a result of drunk and or drugged driving,” said Castor.
The city government’s effort to enforce the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act comes after reports of a fatal accident involving an intoxicated driver. The tragedy highlights the importance of stricter enforcement of the law in order to prevent similar incidents from happening again.
The city government of Dagupan’s stance on drunk and drugged driving serves as a reminder to the public to prioritize their safety and the safety of others on the road. The public is encouraged to think twice before getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs.