Kuwait: 50% of Curfew Violators Said to be Drunk

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Fifty percent of all people who were arrested for violating the partial curfew were allegedly under the influence of alcohol and have been referred to the Public Prosecution.

Violators of the ban have been referred to the Public Prosecution for investigation only if they were caught drunk, however, if the curfew was violated for any other reason, they will be investigated by the Ministry of Interior, because the charge falls under the category of ‘misdemeanour’.

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A source pointed out violators of the ban, who have been proven to use psychotropic substances or any other substances of addiction will be tried for two counts and cannot claim lack of mental awareness for their actions.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior has referred an unidentified young woman to the concerned authorities for violating the partial curfew, reports Al-Rai daily.

The Directorate General of Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry arrested the suspect after her video clip including her picture went viral in which she talks about violating the partial curfew.

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