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About 170 drunk drivers caught in Penza region during holidays

18:14 | 09.01.2017 | Society

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Penza, 9 January 2017. PenzaNews. 168 drivers were arrested for drunk driving in the roads of the Penza region during the period from December 31 to January 8. This was reported by the propaganda department of the traffic police of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

About 170 drunk drivers caught in Penza region during holidays

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“19 of these drivers were arrested thanks to the information received from the citizens,” the State Traffic Police specified.

The office noted that the main goal of the conducted preventive actions was to prevent car accidents that happen because of intoxicated citizens.

“Driving a car in the state of intoxication leads to administrative penalty equal to 30,000 rubles and deprival of the right to drive a car during the period from 1.5 to 2 years if such driving does not result in a criminal act,” the office reminded.

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