STA, 28 September 2020 - Last weekend seemed to have been ripe with unwise decisions on roads in eastern and south-eastern Slovenia. The police recorded a total of 18 cases of drink driving in the Dolenjska, Posavje and Bela Krajina regions in merely seven hours.
Ten persons were found to be driving with 0.52 milligrams of alcohol per litre of breath in their system, whereas eight exceeded that amount, the Novo Mesto Police Department reported on Monday.
In Slovenia, the legal limit is 0.24 milligrams of alcohol per litre of exhaled air.
A total of 405 drivers were stopped on Saturday evening with the police checking their psychophysical condition as well as penalising traffic violations.
One of the offenders exacerbated the situation by driving without a valid driver's licence while his partner and kid were present in the car. The vehicle was impounded by the police.
Drink driving also left a mark on Sunday when two car accidents occurred. In both of them the persons responsible for the crash were under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday afternoon, an inebriated 52-year-old lost control over her vehicle at a roundabout near Sevnica in Posavje and crashed into a traffic sign. She recorded 1.74 milligrams of alcohol per litre of breath.
The Črnomelj police in Bela Krajina meanwhile dealt with a 22-year-old who steered off road and hit a traffic sign as well in the night to Sunday with 0.61 milligrams of alcohol per litre of breath found in her system.