ROJALES Policia Local surprised a woman when she was found driving on the wrong side of the road.
The municipality includes the popular urbanisation of Ciudad Quesada, well-known for its high percentage of British expat residents.
When stopped and breathalyzed, the 33-year-old was found to be FIVE times over the legally prescribed limit.
Police reports say the British resident “‘was circulating in the opposite direction to that stipulated, and driving with a level of alcohol five times higher than the allowed.”
After questioning, it transpired the drunk-driver had no driving license, either.
When subjected to further alcoholic screening tests, she gave a result of 1.33 and 1.26 mg of alcohol per litre, the limit being 0.25mg.
According to angloinfo.com, the penalties for driving with a blood alcohol level of over 1.2 g/l can include:
- A prison sentence of between three and six months or
- A fine and between 31 and 91 days of community service
- Suspension of driving licence for between one and four years
You may also be required to complete a special course. Refusing to take the alcohol test is also an administrative infraction.