A Czech truck driver who drove into a ditch was found to have 8g of alcohol in his bloodstream, just a month after he was stopped for drunk driving, authorities said on Thursday.
“It is the same man we stopped on April 20 with 4,19g” per liter of blood, said Miroslav Klus, deputy chief of police in the northern town of Lomnice nad Popelkou.
“We’re wondering if he wanted to beat his own record,” Klus added.
To reach such an alcohol level, a person has to drink 30 to 40 glasses of wine or 15 to 20 pints of beer one after the other.
It is illegal to drive in the Czech Republic having drunk any alcohol.
The driver, who had still to be sanctioned for his April offence, was only returned his permit two months ago after it was withdrawn for causing an accident while drunk. — AFP