More than 1,250 accidents and 511 people arrested in PSP operation during Easter


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More than 1,250 road accidents were recorded by the PSP until Saturday during the special surveillance operation “Safe Easter”, which began on March 22, during which time a total of 511 people were arrested, the police announced today.

In a statement, the PSP made an assessment of the special surveillance operation for the Easter period, which began on March 22, highlighting that until Saturday, in its area of intervention, it had detained 511 people and recorded 1,259 road accidents, resulting in 341 minor injuries, 13 serious injuries and one fatality resulting from a hit-and-run accident.

The arrests were mainly for road crimes, namely 120 for driving under the influence of alcohol and 96 for not having a legal license to drive.

During the same period, 63 suspects were arrested for drug trafficking, with more than 9,400 individual doses seized, and 52 people for property crimes (fraud, theft and robbery).

Throughout Portugal, the PSP inspected 19,644 drivers and checked 60,562 vehicles using radar, of which 656 were speeding, which corresponds to more than 15% of the total number of violations.

A total of 4,330 administrative offenses were recorded, including 91 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 430 for failing to undergo the mandatory periodic inspection, 143 for not having civil liability insurance, 96 for using a cell phone while driving and 43 for not wearing a seatbelt.

Since the 22nd, the PSP has also seized 18 firearms and 30 bladed weapons, following 19 arrests for possession of prohibited weapons.

In previous reports, the PSP had also announced the seizure of more than 395 kilograms of explosive material.

In the note, the PSP once again calls on citizens to drive safely, adapting their driving to the weather conditions and the characteristics of the road.

It also recalls that speeding is one of the main causes of road accidents.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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