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71 Cancun drivers fail latest roadside breath test

Cancun, Q.R. — Another 71 people have been sent to jail for impaired driving under the Drive Without Alcohol program in Cancun.

The numbers have seen an increase since the city changed their roadside dates to include week days, a time when officers say many drivers least expect to be pulled over for a check stop. The weekly breathalyzer program has seen dozens sent to jail for a night or two for driving while impaired.

The latest figures of the Cancun program reports that 758 vehicles were stopped and 268 breath tests conducted. Of those, 67 men and four women failed the roadside breathalyzer test. All of them were sent to the Municipal Retention Center for between 12 and 36 hours, depending on their level of impairment.

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