This year, fewer drunk drivers were caught on the roads during the Easter holidays than last year / Diena

This year, fewer drunk drivers were caught on the roads during the Easter holidays than last year / Diena
This year, fewer drunk drivers were caught on the roads during the Easter holidays than last year / Diena
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The long holidays have passed relatively peacefully. Compared to previous years, the statistics of drivers sitting behind the wheel under the influence of intoxicating substances are better this year, but there are still many such drivers.

Jancevskis said that during these holidays, 57 drivers were caught driving under the influence of alcohol, and 37 of them were held criminally responsible for severe intoxication. Meanwhile, last year at Easter, 82 drivers were arrested for such a violation.

In total, 293 road traffic accidents were registered in the country during the past holidays, in which there were 34 victims. 2,780 violation decisions have been drawn up for various road traffic violations, half of which are related to speeding.

During the holidays, the police worked in an increased mode, while this week the police will switch back to the daily mode.

In the past 24 hours, 59 road traffic accidents were registered in the country, nine people were injured in them. In total, 603 administrative violation decisions were made in the field of road traffic, including 320 for speeding and two for aggressive driving.

On the other hand, five administrative violation proceedings and nine criminal proceedings have been initiated for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

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The article is in Latvian

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