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Cancun roadside breathalyzer program reports nearly 100 fails each weekend

Cancun, Q.T. — Roadside breathalyzer programs have been permanently placed around the city of Cancun with police reporting nearly 100 failed tests each weekend.

In a statement, the mayor of Cancun says the program has very good results, but more than numbers, he says it helps protect the citizens and visitors to the area by finding those driving in a state of intoxication.

“This program is a preventive measure. What we are looking for is responsible consumption and discouraging the driving of vehicles by those in an intoxicated state,” he said.

The roadside breathalyzer program Drive Without Alcohol is placed around various parts of Cancun Thursday to Saturday and reports a consistent 70 to 100 failed tests each weekend. Police say that those who fail are arrested and sent to the Retention Center for up to 36 hours.

The mayor says that, “We are monitoring these points to avoid any act of corruption in the way of bribery or influence. The arrests must be applied without any distinction. If someone knows of any bribery or influence, I will personally follow up”.