[The Civil Guard investigates the driver of an articulated vehicle that was circulating in the opposite direction on the A7 motorway, increasing the alcohol rate five times

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| The courageous action of two transport professionals, who stopped the circulation with their trucks, was crucial to avoid a fatal outcome | It circulated more than two kilometers towards Murcia on the lanes towards Almer´┐Ża It transported 22 tons of lettuce from Puerto Lumbreras to Germany The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has investigated the driver of an articulated vehicle that was circulating in the opposite direction on the A7 highway, as it passed through the municipality of Totana, and that was five times the maximum rate of alcohol allowed.

The events took place last Saturday, January 16, when members of the Civil Guard Traffic Sector were alerted to the presence of a large tonnage articulated vehicle that was circulating in the opposite direction on the highway.

Ża A7, direction Murcia.

Immediately, a patrol of Motorists from the Lorca Traffic Detachment was mobilized and, once in the place, they checked how the drivers of two other trucks had cut off traffic in the direction of Almer´┐Ża to prevent the vehicle, which was traveling on the same road but in the opposite direction, from continuing its march and could cause an accident.

The courageous performance of the two truckers who stopped the traffic prevented a fatal outcome The Civil Guard found out that these two drivers, upon detecting the anomalous traffic of the truck, coordinated, circulating in parallel with the intention of creating a barrier so that the rest of the vehicles that the precedent could not overtake them, while they warned with acoustic and luminous signals to the kamikaze driver to indicate that he was circulating in the opposite direction.

This courageous action allowed the truck to stop when it had only traveled a little more than two kilometers, in addition to avoiding a possible collision with fatal consequences.

The civil guards verified that this driver had symptoms of having ingested substances incompatible with driving, for which an alcoholic detection test was performed, yielding a positive result of 0.84 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, exceeding more than five times the maximum allowed rate, which is 0.15 mg / liter for professional drivers.

This is a 53-year-old Spanish man from Adra (Almer´┐Ża) who was prosecuted as an alleged perpetrator of crimes against road safety, for driving in a manifestly reckless manner, in opposite direction on the unfolded road, and for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages.

The articulated vehicle he was driving, which was on the Puerto Lumbreras-Germany route with a cargo of 22 tons of lettuce, was removed by another professional driver and immobilized in a nearby location.

The person investigated, the proceedings and the immobilized truck were placed at the disposal of the Investigating Court of Totana (Murcia).

The crime of reckless driving is contained in article 380 of the Criminal Code and can be punished with imprisonment from 6 months to 2 years and deprivation of the right to drive vehicles.

motor and mopeds for a period of more than 1 and up to 6 years.

Likewise, the crime of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages is found in article 379 of the Criminal Code and can be punished alternatively with prison sentences of 3 to 6 months, a fine of 6 to 12 months, or work 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, according to ┐Żn inform Murcia .com from the Ministry of the Interior.

The Civil Guard continues to reiterate its message to those drivers who recklessly and recklessly, despite the campaigns and warnings of the General Directorate of Traffic, drive after having drunk alcohol or taken drugs, recalling that the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard continues to carry out its specific activity of road safety surveillance 24 hours a day, especially in those activities of greater risk, where the mandatory breathalyzer and drug tests for all drivers who are reported by the commission of infractions, involvement in accidents or those others in which their consumption is detected in the course of other surveillance and inspection activities carried out finished.

The Civil Guard of the Murcia Region appeals to the civic conscience of the population or to other public entities to notify the telephone number 062 (Civil Guard) or 112 (Emergencies) or directly to the patrols in service when they encounter anomalous situations or irregular maneuvers that give rise to the belief that drivers do so under the influence of drugs or alcohol, in order to be able to adopt the appropriate police measures so that these vehicles are intercepted and checked if its drivers are in the right conditions to circulate with safety guarantees, avoiding the consequent risk.

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