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Ourense policeman on leave catches drunk driver four times over limit

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An off-duty Ourense policeman catches a drunk driver four times over the limit. image: civil guard

Ourense policeman on leave catches drunk driver four times over limit

An officer of the Guardia Civil on leave in the Galician city of Ourense was responsible, Tuesday, October 12, for the arrest of a drunk driver. The driver was subsequently tried four times over the legal alcohol limit.

As the force reported in a statement, the incident happened around 5 p.m. The officer, attached to the Pontevedra traffic sub-sector, was traveling on the OU-504 between the towns of A Casilla and Barra de Miño. It was then that he noticed a vehicle moving “in an erratic, zigzag fashion, and continually crossing the lane intended for vehicles traveling in the opposite direction”.

The officer quickly made a call, which prompted a patrol from the Ourense Guardia Civil Traffic Service to arrive at the scene and stop the vehicle. After subjecting the driver to legally established breathalyzers, they found that his result quadrupled the maximum permitted level of 1.11 mg / l in the first and 1.10 mg / l in the second.

The Guardia Civil then proceeded to investigate the driver for an alleged crime against road safety and for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcoholic beverages. These are offenses punishable by imprisonment for three to six months, with the loss of the right to drive motor vehicles, or mopeds, for a period of one to four years, as reported moncloa.com.

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Gérard Truchon

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