On Thursday, police officers and border guards checked 45 people transport drivers. They found as many as 26 irregularities. It was not only the lack of the required license, but also, among other things, a counterfeit driver’s license. 24 drivers were fined for a total amount of over PLN 5,000. There will also be court cases.
The press officer of the Warsaw police, Superintendent Sylwester Marczak, informed that on Thursday the capital’s police officers carried out further activities in the field of passenger transport in Warsaw. They were held together with representatives of the city, border guards and road transport inspection. In total, they inspected 45 passenger transport drivers.
“The police have been doing this for many years. Their goal is to increase the level of safety of people using transport in Warsaw. Now they were carried out in two places: at Okęcie and at the Warszawa Zachodnia railway station – added the policeman.
During the last inspections, 26 irregularities were found concerning i.a. lack of the required license, invalid medical examinations and incorrect marking of the vehicle. There were also unlicensed drivers. – False documents were in possession of three people. Two of them had a forged driving license, and one person will be deported due to illegal residence, the superintendent said.
– Two vehicles were towed during the operation. There were also 24 fines for over PLN 5,000. Nine registration certificates were seized, Marczak noted.
Illegal stay and fake driver’s license
As he added in the communiqué, the Nadwiślański Border Guard Unit controlled the legality of stay, among others citizens of Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine and Bangladesh. The men, on a daily basis, dealt with the transport of people in Warsaw, by using one of the popular mobile applications. “The officers detained three people – citizens of Georgia, Ukraine and Bangladesh. The Georgian stayed in our country illegally, the Ukrainian and the Bangladeshi showed forged driving licenses,” the border guard said.
“The Georgian citizen used other personal data during his previous stay in Poland. The man was sentenced by a final judgment in the Republic of Poland to eight months’ imprisonment suspended for two years. He was also banned from driving for three years” – explained. He had to leave Poland and the Schengen area. He will not be able to return for the next three years.
The remaining detainees – a Ukrainian and a Bangladeshi – were charged with using a forged driving license.
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