Despite the warning that roadside sobriety checks would be in full effect throughout the entire Bermuda Day holiday weekend, police report a total of five motorists were arrested for impaired driving offences, with road sobriety checkpoints conducted in six parishes.

A spokesman said: “Of the five motorists apprehended, three were arrested at road sobriety checkpoints, with another two arrested on suspicion of impaired driving following separate road crashes.

One boater was also arrested on suspicion of piloting or being at the helm of a boat while impaired.”

He also noted that “there are no road sobriety checkpoints scheduled for this coming weekend”.

But he urged members of the public “not to drive, ride or operate a boat under the influence – for their own safety and that of all road users as well as those navigating our waters”.