13 Jan, 2022 @ 16:00
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Guardia Civil reveal drink-driving total during December campaign in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

Guardia Civil Catch 143 Drink Drivers During December Campaign In Costa Blanca And Valencia Areas Of Spain
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143 motorists failed alcohol tests conducted by the Guardia Civil on Valencian Community roads in December.

Drink-driving was the major road safety issue with excess alcohol dominating the total of 213 traffic infractions spotted by the Guardia’s traffic division.

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Just three motorists were caught for drug-driving while the second biggest reason for being ticketed was driving without a license, which accounted for 61 cases.

Five people were collared for reckless driving and one person for leaving the scene of an accident.

The province break down shows 72 excess alcohol incidents in Valencia Province; 53 in Alicante Province; and 18 in Castellon Province.

The totals do not include actions taken by Policia Local forces or the Policia Nacional in the Valencian Community.

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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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