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The Civil Guard detains the driver of a bus with 40 passengers aboard which increased the maximum permissible alcoholic rate by six times (20/05/2017)

Citizen collaboration was essential for the location, interception and detention of the driver

He underwent two tests in which he yielded 1.02 and 0.99 mg.

Of alcohol per liter of exhaled air

It transported 40 tourists of Chinese nationality from Granada to Valencia

Hours later, another driver was stopped at the height of Corvera-Murcia, by quadruple the maximum rate of alcohol

The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has intercepted and stopped on the A-7 motorway, as it passes through the municipality of Librilla, the driver of a bus that circulated with 40 passengers aboard, for six times the maximum allowed alcohol level for drivers professionals.

The events took place at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, May 17, when the Civil Guard Traffic Operation Center was alerted by the employee of a service station located in the municipality of Jumilla on the presence Of a bus in his installations whose driver, who appeared to be inxicated, had continued his journey to Alicante.

The Civil Guard established a device directed to its location, which was positive when a patrol of motorists of the Traffic Detachment of Murcia circulating it to the height of kilometer 582 of the highway A-7, reason why was directed towards the Service Area Of La Paz, located in Sangonera la Seca-Murcia.

Once off the road and guaranteed road safety, his driver was subjected to mandatory blood alcohol tests in which he yielded a positive result of 1.02 and 0.99 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, six times the maximum rate Permitted in the case of professional drivers is 0.15 mg / liter.

The driver, who transported 40 Chinese tourists from Granada to Valencia, was arrested for an alleged offense of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages by exceeding by far the established rates, being made available to the Court of Instruction number 2 of Murcia, for the celebration of the corresponding fast trial.

The bus was immobilized in an authorized place of the Service Area of ​​La Paz de Sangonera La Seca, given the danger of the vehicle circulation, especially when carrying 40 passengers.

Similarly, members of the Traffic Sector of Murcia remained during the time of the intervention attending and reassuring the passengers of the bus, who were informed of the situation, despite the difficulties derived from the language barrier since none of They spoke Spanish.

The action culminated when the agents located a company of Molina de Segura that displaced a bus with which the travelers, shortly before the 20:00 hours, were able to continue route until its destination.

The crime of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, with rates above 0.60 milligrams / liter, is contained in article 379 of the Penal Code and can be punished alternately with prison sentences of 3 to 6 months, a fine of 6 To 12 months, or works for the benefit of the community from 31 to 90 days and in any case with deprivation of the right to drive motor vehicles and mopeds for a time greater than 1 and up to 4 years.

The Civil Guard recalls that, without prejudice to the systematic implementation of regular or special preventive controls, will intensify, in the proximity of the summer season, the practice of compulsory tests of alcohol and drugs to all drivers who are denounced by the commission Of infractions, involvement in accidents or those in which their consumption is detected in the course of other monitoring and inspection activities that are carried out, in order to make citizens aware of the incompatibility of these substances with driving to ensure Road safety on our roads.

Also, the Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, thanks the invaluable collaboration of the citizen in this case, the employee of the service station and wants to appeal to the civic conscience of the population so that, without hesitation, as in this case , Notify the phone 062 (Civil Guard) or 112 (Emergencies), when they encounter abnormal situations or irregular maneuvers that lead to think that drivers do under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Another driver under the influence of alcohol in Corvera

The same afternoon, about 18:00 hours, a driver also alerted the Traffic Operation Center of the Civil Guard of Murcia, that at the height of kilometer 155 of the highway A-30 (Madrid-Cartagena), Murcia Of Corvera, the tourism that preceded it, circulated of an irregular form with oscillating and successive movements of lane change in zigzag, reason why was established the corresponding device of service that culminated when a motorcycle patrol of the Detachment of Traffic of Cartagena it Intercepted at the height of the kilometer 176,500 of the same way, municipal term of Cartagena.

The Spanish driver, 45 years old and resident of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), gave 1.11 and 1.15 mg of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, in each blood alcohol test, almost five times the maximum permitted alcoholic For general drivers is 0.25 mg / liter, so he was also arrested for an alleged offense of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages.

The arrested and the investigations were made available to the Court of Instruction number 5 and the vehicle was immobilized at the disposal of the judicial authority.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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