He ran into a parked car, property fence, and a metal post. These are the effects of a rally along the streets of Chełm (Lublin), organized by a 35-year-old bus driver. The man was on dual throttle. He was stopped by a policeman who had time off, but ran out of the house when he heard a cry for help.
A policeman from the Chełm traffic department was just off duty when on Saturday morning (June 4) he heard his neighbor cry that a bus driver was driving “madly” on the street, driving into a car parked nearby, destroyed the fence on the property and rammed a metal post.
The policeman ran out of the house and saw how, on Wyszyńskiego Street – described by his neighbor – a Fiat Ducato with Lublin registration numbers reached the crossing with Hrubieszowska Street and stopped just before the crossing.
The policeman forcibly pulled him out of the bus
– The policeman took advantage of the moment and ran with his neighbor to the vehicle. He opened the driver’s door. There was a man behind the wheel of the bus, who smelled strongly of alcohol – says Commissioner Anna Kamola from the press team of the Lublin police.
The uniformed man told the man to get out of the vehicle. When he did not react, he was driven out of the car by force. A patrol was also called to the scene.
He had over 2.2 per mille of alcohol in his body
– The perpetrator of the collision turned out to be a 35-year-old without a permanent place of residence. The man was intoxicated, and the device showed over 2.2 per mille of alcohol in his body. In addition, he does not have a driving license – the policewoman points out.
The 35-year-old was detained and placed in the police custody of the Chełm headquarters.
A penalty of up to two years’ imprisonment
– As soon as he sober he will hear the accusation of driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, causing a collision and driving despite the lack of authorization – emphasizes Kom. Kamola.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Criminal Code, driving on double gas is punishable by a penalty of up to two years in prison. The driver must also take into account a cash benefit for the Victims’ Aid and Post-penitentiary Assistance Fund in the amount of not less than five thousand zlotys.
The driver was stopped in Chełm at the intersection of Wyszyńskiego and Hrubieszowska streets
Main photo source: Lublin Police