A police spokesperson confirmed with Malta Daily that between the 16th and the 19th of February 2023, during the Carnival weekend celebration, 442 cars were stopped by the Police Force.
113 contraventions related to traffic regulations violations were issued. Some of these were for people not wearing a seat belt, vehicle lights not in accordance with the law, and carrying more passengers than allowed.
This info indicates that no one was caught drink-driving or carrying any illegal substances although police did not confirm or deny this information.
According to local newsroom One 60,337 people travelled to Gozo for the Carnival weekend.
Malta Daily, G7 events, the Nadur Local Council, and the Ministry for Gozo, organised the weekend celebrations in Nadur, that saw more than 25,000 during the Saturday night events.