Even after a truck crashed into a line of elementary school students in Yachimata City, Chiba Prefecture last month, killing and injuring five children, drunk driving has been detected one after another in Chiba Prefecture.

At the summer traffic safety campaign dispatch ceremony held on the morning of the 9th, Yoshinobu Kusunoki, general manager of the prefectural police headquarters, said, "The loss of a young life due to an accident is the height of grief," and expressed his intention to strengthen the crackdown. I did.

Fifty-five people, including Governor Kumagai and police officers from the Chiba Prefectural Police Headquarters, participated in the dispatch ceremony held at the prefectural office on the 9th.

Among them, Mr. Kusunoki said, "The loss of a young life due to the accident in Yachimata City is the extreme of grief, and drunk driving can never be forgiven. We would like to increase the momentum for eradicating drunk driving toward the construction of a social environment that does not exist. "

After that, police officers departed for patrol by police motorcycles and police cars.

According to police, as of the end of last month, the number of drunk driving arrests in the prefecture was 505, an increase of 23 from the same period last year.

In addition, the number of arrests for drunk driving was 81, an increase of 60 from last year.

In addition, the prefectural police announced that they had arrested nine people on suspicion of drunk driving during the 12 days until the 9th after the accident in Yachimata City last month.

The police will cooperate with prefectures and others to call for the eradication of drunk driving.