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Ten Times Over Limit Truck Driver Stopped

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Officers from the Guardia Civil Trafico in Pontevedra intercepted a 44-year old truck driver from Redondela on the A-52 motorway, who registered at 10 times over the legal maximum permitted limit of alcohol for a professional driver of this type of vehicle.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, at around 18:00, when officers received an alert of an articulated truck driving erratically on the A-52, and so that patrols were dispatched from the Porriño based where they followed the truck before intercepting it at kilometre 292.

The driver, who showed obvious symptoms of intoxication, underwent a breath test, in which he gave a positive reading of 1.69 and 1.63 mg / l, which is ten times the limit allowed for this type of profession.

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The Guardia Civil point out that this is “the highest rate detected in Galicia in recent years,” and is to inducing ethyl coma and progressive unconsciousness.

As a result, the truck, with which he intended to travel to France, was impounded, and judicial proceedings were instituted for a crime against road safety, with a prison sentence of between 3 and 6 months, a significant fine or community service being the likely outcome, plus the loss of licence for, and subsequently his profession, for between 1 and 4 years.

The man, who was disoriented, was picked up by his family at the police station.

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