22 Aug, 2019 @ 15:32
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Driver stopped TWICE for drink driving within an hour on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A DRUNK driver has been stopped twice within an hour for driving over the alcohol limit on Spain’s Costa Blanca.

Guardia Civil stopped the man in the Mar Menor region of Murcia for tailgating on the A-30 near Puerto de la Cadena.

Appearing to be drunk, the agents breathalysed him finding 0.53 and 0.48 mg of alcohol per litre of expired air (mg/l).

This is double the legal limit of 0.25 mg/l.

SORRY OFFICER: Driver stopped twice for drunk driver within one hour on the Costa Blanca

The Renault driver was denounced to the Provincial Traffic Headquarters and ordered to sober up at the Las Cumbres service station.

But at 7.05pm – an hour after the first stop – the man was stopped again at a preventative police stop in San Javier, 20km away.

He tested positive with 0.34mg/l and 0.39 mg/l of expired air.

The man has now been denounced three times to the Provincial Traffic Headquarters.

His initial positive test fell short of the 0.60mg/l constituting a criminal offence, and leading to a €500 fine and 4-6 points removed from a licence.

But breaking the police order to stop until sobered will see him facing a €200 fine and loss of 4 points.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

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