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May 28, 2019

A Crackdown on the Consumption of Alcohol

Chester Williams

A number of murders, as well as fatal road traffic accidents, has been as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams issued an internal memo to his officers on the sale of liquor. According to ComPol Williams, alcohol consumption is responsible for more than fifty percent of deaths. The crackdown directive is an effort to take more seriously the alcohol related offenses.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“The intoxicating licensing act clearly outlines a number of offenses for which we believe that as police officers we are not taking these laws more seriously. And so we are pointing out to the commanders that these laws do exist and having looked at the crimes being committed across the country, we have come to the conclusion that many of these crimes are alcohol driven. And so if it is that we can control the consumption and sale of alcohol that it will be able to make us more successful in the fight against crime. Now it is not to say that we are telling anybody whether or not they should consume alcohol. We are simply saying if you consume alcohol you must do it lawfully meaning we are not going to tolerate or condone any public drinking; we are not going to tolerate or condone any assembly in front of any store or establishment, we are not going to tolerate or condone any minors buying alcohol, we are not going to tolerate or condone minors selling alcohol, we are not going to tolerate or condone minors going to nightclubs and we are not going to tolerate or condone any liquor license to be opened beyond the time prescribed by law.”


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