Director of the National Hospital in Colombo Dr. Kumara Wickremasinghe says the number of accidents due to clashes during this year’s New Year season, has increased by 100% when compared with last year. He said the number of patients admitted to National Hospital due to road accidents have increased by 20%. Meanwhile, the Police Headquarters has announced 140 drunken drivers were arrested during the 24 hours, ended at 6.00 am today. 20 have been arrested for reckless driving. Police said 166 drivers were taken in to custody for high speed driving.