Last updateSat, 22 Jun 2019 1pm

DUIs spend Xmas in the slammer

Twenty-nine drivers spent time in the cells on Christmas Eve after being snagged in one of the Transport Department (Semov) roadblocks that are set up to catch drunk drivers.

The “Torito” – as the measure is referred to colloquially – has been extended to include daylight hours during the holiday period.


Prior to the holidays, the Jalisco state government launched a campaign to warn citizens of the dangers of driving under the influence. Road deaths involving inebriated drivers have fallen dramatically since the program started in 2013, according to Semov.

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