Heavily inebriated Slovak bus driver detained in Croatia

The police in the Croatian seaside resort of Dubrovnik recently stopped a bus near this town, driven by a Slovak driver who had BAC of 2.39 grams per liter.

Source: B92, Dubrovacki Dnevnik

The inebriated 46-year-old was driving the Slovak registration plates bus "full of passengers" at the time, the local paper Dubrovacki Dnevnik learned from the police.

According to the European Transport Safety Council, Croatia's blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is 0.5 - and zero for commercial drivers.

The police in Dubrovnik said they never before encountered a professional driver so heavily under the influence of alcohol while behind the wheel.

The man was detained and taken before a court for minor offenses in Dubrovnik, where he received a 2-year-ban on driving, and was ordered to spend 49 days in prison.


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