A 45-year-old man from Slovakia decided to move his car from one parking lot to another after consuming a whole bottle of vodka. He’s now facing a year-long sentence in prison.
An unusually honest drink and driving incident took place in Hradec Kralove, the Czech Republic.
The local municipality police received reports of a group of visibly drunk men suspiciously moving around a car in the city with a clear intention to drive away.
When the officers arrived at the spot, they saw a car moving at a very slow speed. Therefore they made the car pull over.
They tested the man behind the wheel for the presence of alcohol in his breath and found out he was not ready for driving at all. His score was 3.42 per mille of alcohol.
“The man was obviously drunk. He had trouble communicating and his movements were uncoordinated. He then admitted to he was drinking vodka before he sat in the car,” the police reported.
The officers called for the state police to help them deal with the man. Upon arrival, they asked the man: “Are you the driver, sir?”
“I was,” replied a 45-year-old Slovak knowing that for his severe drunkness he won’t drive any car any time soon.
Zero-tolerance for drinking and driving
“The investigation concludes that after drinking a half-liter bottle of vodka, the man wanted to move his car from one parking lot to another. The distance between the parking lots is tens of meters,” said the police spokeswoman, Iva Kormosova.
In a video the police published, the man appears to be thanking God that he didn’t cause any real harm and he was assuring the officers that he likes them very much.
But he might regret that one moment of silliness at least.
Drinking and driving is a very serious offense that can be also considered a crime. The country of the Czech Republic has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, meaning that drivers have to be absolutely sober before hitting the road.
The unfortunate Slovak man is facing a year in prison, a fine, and a ban on driving.
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