25 Aug, 2021 @ 18:30
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Six-times ‘over limit’ drunk driver goes for a spin on a sandy Costa Blanca beach in Spain

Six Times Over Limit Drunk Driver Drives On Sandy Costa Blanca Beach In Spain

A drunk motorist was collared by police after taking his car for a evening drive on a popular Costa Blanca beach.

The man was six times over the alcohol limit.

He was detained on El Pinet beach in the La Marina area of the southern Costa Blanca last Sunday night(August 22) at around 9.30 pm.

He collided with a car before going onto the El Pinet sands for a spin.

Elche Policia Local officers arrested the driver after a breath test showed excess alcohol in his bloodstream.

A police spokesman described his behaviour as ‘unjustifiable and reckless’.

The man has been charged with a crime against road safety.

It’s not known whether he was a local resident or a holiday-maker.

His high alcohol level suggests a minimal penalty of a €1,000 fine along with a licence suspension for anywhere between one to four years.

That may be coupled with a community service order and a prison sentence of up to six months which he will not have to serve if it was his first criminal offence.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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