The police detained a 40-year-old man who got behind the wheel drunk and drove into the river in Pilaszkowice Drugie (Lubelskie Voivodeship). Firefighters pulled him out of the car. He will be responsible not only for driving on double gas, but also for breaking two active driving bans.
In the village of Pilaszkowice Drugie, a passenger car left the road and fell into a nearby river. The police received a report of this content on Saturday (April 29) just after 10:00. 21.
“The services were dispatched to the site, which found a broken BMW in the river. There was one person inside” – writes Commissioner Anna Kamola from the Provincial Police Headquarters in Lublin in a message.
He was not seriously injured
The driver was extricated from the car by firefighters. The ambulance crew took him to the hospital.
“Fortunately, a 40-year-old resident of the Żółkiewka commune was not seriously injured” – the policewoman points out.
The man had 2.5 per mille of alcohol in his system. He was driving the vehicle despite having two current driving bans.
He faces up to five years in prison
Driving on double gas is punishable by at least a three-year driving ban, a high fine and a prison sentence of up to two years. He will also have to pay at least PLN 5,000 in cash to the Victims’ Assistance Fund and Post-penitentiary Assistance.
“In this case, the 40-year-old will also be charged with breaking the driving ban, for which he may face up to five years in prison” – emphasizes Kom. Kamola.
Main photo source: Lublin Police