Police on Friday night began a campaign nationwide to prevent accidents caused by drunk drivers ahead of the "bonenkai" (end-of-year party) season.
The National Police Agency said that between 8 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, 3,407 drivers were stopped for speeding or reckless driving and given breathalyzer tests at 2,600 locations, Fuji TV reported. Twenty-nine people were arrested -- 20 on drunk driving charges and nine for driving without a license, the NPA said.
Police said 893 drivers were given tickets for speeding, while 326 were cautioned for not wearing seatbelts.
In Tokyo, police said 131 drivers were given breathalyzer tests, resulting in three arrests for drunk driving.
The NPA said the police conducted the campaign near amusement quarters and at the entrances to expressways.© Japan Today