A 25-year-old man drove his car into the water near Oświęcim and got stuck in the river. As a “reward” for unusual off-roading, he was given a high fine.
An unusual report was received on Monday (October 16) around 5 p.m. by police officers from Kęty near Oświęcim (Lesser Poland Voivodeship). According to the information provided to the police, a car drove into the Soła River. The driver was unable to get the vehicle out of the water.
Fine for driving into a river
As it turned out, the off-road vehicle got stuck in the Soła River on the border of Zasole and Łęki in the Kęty commune. When officers arrived, several people tried to free the vehicle that was stuck in the river.
As the Małopolska police reported in a statement, the driver was a 25-year-old resident of the Kęty commune. “The officers imposed a fine of PLN 1,000 on him for committing an offense regarding the destruction of water areas,” the officers said.
The officers added that driving this type of off-road vehicles “must be very cautious and take place in designated areas.”
“Pursuant to Article 81 of the Code of Petty Offenses, damaging water areas is punishable by a fine of up to PLN 1,000. Forest areas are also particularly protected. Polish law prohibits entry into the forest by motor vehicles, and only signs informing about the right of entry make it possible. You must also pay attention to attention to private areas, including arable fields or meadows, and access roads to fields. The destruction of such a road also has financial consequences,” we read in the release.
Main photo source: Małopolska police