A total of 62 people were arrested and charged with drunken driving in the Erongo Region over the festive period.
They were all found guilty by the courts and fined between N.dollars 4 000 and 8 000 adding up to roughly N.dollars 496 000.
The arrests took place in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Karibib, Henties Bay and Omaruru from 17 December 2017 to 01 January 2018.
A crime report issued by Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Tuesday showed that Walvis Bay topped the list with 29 cases.
Swakopmund recorded 23 drunken driving cases while Henties Bay recorded five.
There were four drunken driving arrests in Karibib and one in Omaruru.
The Namibian Police and courts teamed up earlier in December to make sure that the message that drivers should be sober was loud and clear during the holiday season.
Iikuyu said the aim was to avoid loss of lives through car accidents mostly caused by drunk drivers.
- Title: State makes N.dollars 496 000 from drunk drivers
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