6 Jun 2008

Samoa to amend laws to fight drink driving

11:38 am on 6 June 2008

Samoa is to amend its laws to be able to lay charges for drink driving.

The Attorney General's Office has been advised to amend existing legislation because the current law has no provision for the level of alcohol which marks the legal limit.

Laws have been passed to allow for the use of breathalysers which were introduced earlier this year.

The assistant police commissioner and spokesman, Papalii Li'o, says training for the use of the devices has been completed.

The new equipment is to expected to be used mainly around the Apia area and Salelologa township in Savaii Island.