Roadside checks identify various offences

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Traffic controls that took place last night are set to lead the police to arraign nine people over various offences, including various traffic violations and drug charges.

Żejtun district police, with the assistance of Armed Forces of Malta personnel and police dogs, carried out inspections in Triq Għar Dalam, Birżebbuġa, between 10:30pm and 3am.

In the course of their work, they identified a 20-year-old Birżebbuġa resident who was driving without a seatbelt, a 22-year-old man from Pembroke driving a car with illegally-tinted windows, and a 51-year-old man from Żurrieq who was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Roadside checks were also carried out in Triq l-Ewwel Titijra in Kirkop, and three young people – a 23-year-old woman from Tarxien, a 19-year-old woman from Marsascala and a 17-year-old youth from Għaxaq – were found to be in possession of cannabis. A small pen-knife and drug-related objects were also found in the 17-year-old’s possession.

Another man, a 45-year-old from Qormi, was found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol, and a 24-year-old Marsascala resident was found to be driving a car with illegally-tinted windows.

The police said that that they would be prosecuting those involved, and that their investigations were ongoing.

Meanwhile, police officers from the Valletta and Ħamrun districts carried out inspections in various establishments, public gardens and streets. They identified a number of abandoned vehicles in Marsa, on which they affixed notifications urging the owners to remove them with immediate effect. A number of fines for illegal parking were also issued.