2996413

Police officers issued 77 tickets to people who were not wearing face masks during an anti-crime exercise in Valencia on Thursday.

According to the police, during the exercise two men were also arrested and charged for Driving Under the Influence.

One of the men was 124mg over the legal limit which is 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

The two men appeared virtually before the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court yesterday and were fined $1,500 and $750 respectively.

According to the police during the same exercise, 131 persons were ticketed for various traffic violations such as failing to wear seatbelts, defective fittings and failing to comply among others.

And in the capital city, the Port-of-Spain City Police has sternly warned burgesses about its zero tolerance to littering.

The warning came as three people have been charged for littering within a two day period within the city. Among them was a 71-year-old man who was caught red-handed by officers of the Port-of-Spain City Police who were on mobile patrol along Park Street on Thursday.

The elderly man was seen tossing a Styrofoam cup into a drain.

Before that on Wednesday police said two men were also arrested and charged for littering during a law enforcement exercise along Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain.

All three were granted station bail in the amount of $500.

They were charged under Section Three of the Litter Act, Chapter 30:52 and appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate yesterday.

The police service is reminding the public that the Act states that any person who commits an offence may be taken into custody without a warrant by any constable or by any litter prevention warden, or by any person whom such warden may call to his aid and conveyed to the nearest police station and there detained in the custody of the police to be dealt with according to law.

It is also encouraging citizens to utilise public bins provided throughout the City to discard properly of their garbage and waste.