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The Civil Guard arrested a drunk driver who fled after colliding with another vehicle

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In Totana (road RM-23)

He is credited with authorship of the alleged offense of driving under the influence of alcohol

He drove more than 20 kilometers with a flat tire

Located half an hour after the accident, three times the maximum permitted level of alcohol

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia has stopped the driver of a passenger car that on the morning of Saturday, 23, caused a road accident on scope in the RM-23 highway at the height of Totana and tripling the rate of alcohol maximum allowed.

In the early hours of Saturday, July 23, several patrols of the Civil Guard Traffic detected in the RM-3 highway, passing through the town of Totana, the presence of a crashed vehicle.

The driver reported being hit by another tourism, after colliding against the beam, he fled.

An immediate police presence was established to locate the driver of the fleeing vehicle was positive half an hour later, when the civil guards located on the RM-23 motorway (via connecting roads RM-2 and RM-3) tourism, Mercedes Benz, with damage to the body compatible with those caused in the accident investigation.

In addition, the vehicle had a front tire burst result of the collision with the led for twenty kilometers until it was found by the Civil Guard.

The agents identified the driver, a young man of 28, who showed obvious signs of having ingested alcohol so underwent paths breathalyzer tests that were positive, with an alcohol level of 0.75 and 0.76 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, tripling the maximum permitted level of alcohol, so he was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol.

Given the high rate of alcohol, the vehicle was removed from the roadway by crane and placed at the disposal of the judicial authority.

The arrested man, Spanish, 28 years and resident of Puerto Lumbreras Esparragal, the vehicle and the proceedings initiated have been made available to the Court of Instruction No. 1 of Totana.

The offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, with over 0.60 milligrams / liter rates, is enshrined in Article 379 of the Penal Code and can be punished with imprisonment alternately 3 to 6 months, a fine of 6 to 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 mopeds by more than 1 time and up to 4 years.

Weekend controls

Under the "Operational Plan of police response to trafficking and drug use in entertainment and fun" as well as within the strategy of Road Safety Traffic Department, the Traffic Civil Guard Murcia has deployed over the past weekend, a large device to verify driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

They have been controlled a total of 2,379 drivers which 48 yielded positive results in alcohol (2.01%).

11 of these drivers were arrested for exceeding the rate of 0.60 mg / liter of exhaled air and the rest (37), reported to the Provincial Traffic Authority of Murcia.

Other 13 drivers were reported for driving under the influence of drugs (cocaine, cannabis, opioids and metafentaminas).

Highlights the deployed early Sunday July 24 in the next road to the town of Aguilas device, where a third of breathalyzer tests (759) of which 22 yielded positive results in alcohol (2.89%) were performed.

One of these drivers was arrested for exceeding it the rate of 0.60 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air and other 21 drivers reported to the Provincial Traffic Authority of Murcia.

The Civil Guard anticipates that during the summer the controls were increased as part of a special campaign to control alcohol and drugs on driving, within the timetable set by the General Directorate of Traffic and the TISPOL Association (European Traffic Police Network) with the aim of spreading the importance of respect for the rules and reduce consumption derived accident alcohol and drugs on driving, to guarantee road safety.

Moreover, the Civil Guard in the region of Murcia, wants to draw attention of citizens, without hesitation, to alert you to phone 062 when they encounter situations or irregular maneuvers that lead to think that drivers do under the influence of drugs or alcohol, to take steps to make these vehicles intercepted and checked whether their drivers are in the right to travel with security guarantees conditions, avoiding the possible production of accidents and unfortunate consequences that may result in police action.

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