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The Civil Guard detained in Totana the driver of a 40 tonne truck that exceeded eight times the alcohol level permitted (23/12/2013)

It was detected while driving negligently

During the past weekend have been arrested / charged eleven other people for driving under the influence of alcohol

Also two conductors have been reported after ingesting cocaine and cannabis

The Guardia Civil of the Region of Murcia, the Road Safety device deployed over the past weekend in Totana stopped the driver of a vehicle Articulated over 40 tonnes circulating negligently and exceeded eight times the rate high alcohol.

During the past weekend, the Meritorious also arrested or accused of driving another eleven condures exceeding the maximum rate allowed alcohol and has denounced two driving after consuming cocaine and cannabis.

On Friday, agents Traffic Detachment Lorca, while serving on the A-7 up to Totana, found that an articulated vehicle consisting of a tractor dragging a trailer of 40 tons, was traveling in a negligent manner continuously moving from the right shoulder to the left lane of the road, moving zigzag, hampering circulation and preventing vehicles that preceded it could pass you for fear of an accident.

A consequence of this irregular circular form, the Civil Guard detained a truck.

When subjected to the mandatory breath tests, the driver returned a positive result of 1.21 milligrams per liter of exhaled air, multiplying by eight the maximum allowable rate for professional drivers, which is 0.15 milligrams.

For this reason, the driver of the articulated vehicle, which circulated from Albacete to Almeria, with a cargo of plates for cold and had been driving for an hour and a half from the start of the journey, was arrested for an alleged offense of driving under the alcoholic influences far exceed the rates set drinks being made available to the competent judicial authority to hold a speedy trial in the next 15 days.

Given the high rate of alcohol, the vehicle was immobilized in a service area until the next day, where once missing the influence of alcohol, was able to continue his route.

With the rapid and effective intervention of the Meritorious has safeguarded the physical safety of drivers, preventing them there had been a traffic accident unpredictable outcome, given the danger that entails the use of a vehicle large tonnage under these conditions.

Also during the weekend, within the operating plan of police response to drug trafficking and consumption in entertainment and fun for 2013, coinciding with the start of the first phase of the Special Operation DGT Traffic ' Christmas 2013-2014 ', developed in the Region of Murcia between Friday 20 and Wednesday 25 December, on our roads Meritorious conducted a total of 1,212 breath tests, of which 41 yielded a positive result (3.36 %), having been arrested and brought to justice 11 cores and 30 others reported to the provincial traffic.

Also two conductors have been reported for driving having consumed drugs (cocaine and cannabis).

The offense of driving under the influence of alcohol with rates over 0.60 milligrams, is enshrined in Article 379 of the Penal Code and can alternatively be punished with imprisonment of 3-6 months or a fine of 6-12 months, or work on behalf of the community of 31 to 90 days and in any case with deprivation of the right to drive motor vehicles and motorcycles for over 1 and up to 4 years time.

Moreover driving motor vehicle or moped rates exceeding alcohol 0'25 mg / l (0.15 mg / l, novice and professional drivers) and to 0.60 mg / l, or after consuming drugs or narcotics, carries a financial penalty of 500 euros and the loss of up to 6 points of driving.

In both cases driving with alcohol as drugs or narcotics, the affected vehicles are immobilized by the Civil Guard until their drivers are able to continue their journey, once they have lowered the BAC level or presence of drugs within the permitted limits or, take over other drivers of vehicles that are authorized, after verification that they are able to do so.

The Civil Guard reiterates its message to those drivers, reckless and foolhardy, despite campaigns and warnings DGT, driving after consuming alcohol or drugs, recalling that during the Special Operations Traffic DGT "Christmas 2013-2014 "controls alcohol and drugs will intensify at any time of day or night, as a result of mass movements of road vehicles, driven by the coincidence at this time of holiday parties, family celebrations and school and university holidays, in order to raise public awareness of the inconsistency of these substances in the driving of vehicles to ensure road safety on our roads.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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