Spain: driver apprehended after 17km journey the wrong way

Published Thu, 11/08/2016 - 08:37

Guardia Civil Traffic Police in Murcia detained a driver who drove 17 kilometres in the opposite way of a highway.  The Traffic Operations Centre received several phone calls informing about a car which was being driven by the highway A-33 in the opposite directions lanes, recklessly and causing a high risk to other road users. The driver, a 47 years old female, drove her car dangerously for 17 kilometres. When finally stopped by officers, she showed clear symptoms to be under the influence of alcohol.

The tests showed a final positive result of 0,72 mg/l, three times above the level permitted. According to the Spanish Penal Code, she was detained and charged with two offences: reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

A sokesman said: "This was the sixth case of reckless driving in opposite direction along highways recorded in Murcia Province during 2016, and it’s quite remarkable to mention that in all of them the drivers showed positive results in alcohol or drug tests."