Over 17,000 caught for drunk driving in two-day nationwide crackdown

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- More than 17,000 motorists were caught by police in China for driving under the influence of alcohol during a nationwide night check last weekend, the Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday.

The number includes more than 3,000 drunk driving cases, the ministry added.

The two-day crackdown was a part of a 100-day campaign to curb drunk driving as well as other traffic violations in summer, including overloading and driving without a valid licence, according to the ministry.

A person undergoes a breath test. (File photo: VCG)