Unprofessional Traffic Police Humiliate Driver
SINGAPORE – A street block operation by the Traffic Police prompted a driver to be retained again within the station after utilizing mouth wash and failed the Breath Evidential Analyser check.
Letty despatched the next letter to the Singapore Police Force, however didn’t hear from them:
“On S January 2014, the Traffic Police was conducting roadblock operation alongside Lavender Road. My father’s automotive was stopped for a Breath Evidential Analyser check at 12.20am. It turned out to be probably the most weird incident and was completely humiliating for my father as a result of your officers refused to pay attention.
My father failed the Breathalyzer check, and solely upon deep recall did my dad keep in mind that the very last thing that went into his mouth was a mouthwash -Listerine – of which its principal content material are water and alcohol. He has not had a drop of alcohol within the final 60 years of his life. Your officers might not know this and that’s nice, however please pay attention when somebody is making a reliable request. My father requested for a 15-minute relaxation earlier than doing a second affirmation check however his request was denied, and the officer insisted on bringing my dad again to the Traffic Police Headquarters. This was executed in a fashion that was utterly impolite, utterly unprofessional.
As a lot as I perceive that it’s the official process for doing so, I want to deliver to consideration that, in a circumstance the place a driver had in reality consumed extreme alcohol, a 15-minute hole wouldn’t have made a big distinction and he would nonetheless be nabbed. On the flip aspect, for somebody with out alcohol consumption like in my father’s case, this 15-minute spiraled into an pointless A-hour investigation of nothingness.
At the station, the second Breathalyzer check at M.36am gave a results of zero (.000/100ml). However, my dad was not launched till roughly an hour later. This hour of locking up wants rationalization. A complete of three hours spent on investigating what turned out to be a Breathalyzer studying of zero is way from being environment friendly. I consider our cops can do higher than this.
Traffic cops on obligation ought to be extra discerning and versatile, and will perform their duties on a case-by-case foundation. I hope visitors cops at the moment are properly conscious that mouth alcohol (inclusive of vomit, burp, acid reflux disease, dentures and mouthwash) might trigger one to fail the Breathalyzer check too, however that doesn’t imply breaking the regulation. I urge the related authorities to make amendments to their present procedures in order that it takes into consideration the above.
The Singapore Police Force is usually lauded for his or her stellar efficiency in dealing with excessive-profile instances. However, when it comes right down to the day by day operations, it’s disappointing to study that there exists such incompetency and insensitivity.
I would need to remind this officer that roadblocks are carried out for a function. The function is to make sure street security, to make sure no harmless victims get into an accident. The objective just isn’t for cops to behave suave and forceful in the direction of harmless drivers.
We request so that you can discover out who this officer is and supply us with an evidence for the humiliating expertise. We need to see actions taken towards this officer. Roadblocks are a should, however irresponsible officers with no ardour and information of their job are usually not required. We search an honest reply and compensation for the completely humiliating expertise.”
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