Drunk driver aquitted because of the skill in which he fled police
The Murcia Provincial Court has described a year's ban imposed by a lower court as 'absurd'.
A drunk driver has been acquitted in Spain because of the skill in which he fled the police.
It happened in Murcia on April 8 where the driver jumped an alcohol control, driving off, jumping red lights, and skidding on the curves but he did so ‘driving skilfully at speed’. When he was finally caught he gave a level of 0.45 grams of alcohol per litre of blood.
The legal level in Spain is 0.25 grams, and above 0.60 grams is considered a crime.
The magistrates in the third section of the Murcia Provincial Court have overturned an earlier sentence from the Penal Court 1 in Murcia, which had been for a year’s driving ban, a 1,080 € fine, and 33 days community work.
The judges in the higher court considered that sentence was ‘absurd’ because it makes no sense that if he was drunk, how was he capable of controlling a vehicle at great speed and even making handbrake turns?
What do you think of the judge's decision?