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[The Civil Guard investigates the driver of a concrete mixer for five times the BAC (10/01/2021)

| On the El Juncal local road, municipality of Pliego | He suffered a spectacular accident and threw 0.75 and 0.82 mg / l of exhaled air in the breathalyzer test, the maximum being 0.15 mg / l for professional drivers It was going from an industrial estate in Murcia to Pliego to supply concrete on a construction site The alleged perpetrator of a crime against road safety is attributed to him The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has investigated the driver of a 26-ton concrete mixer, who has been instructed as an alleged perpetrator of a crime against road safety, for exceeding five times the maximum blood alcohol level.

The action began because the vehicle was involved in a traffic accident in Pliego.

The events took place on the El Juncal neighborhood road, municipal area of ??Pliego, when a patrol of Motorists from the Caravaca Civil Guard Traffic Detachment, who were carrying out a road safety surveillance service, received the notice of a traffic accident consisting of the exit of the road and subsequent overturning and falling due to a difference in level of a concrete mixer truck with a maximum authorized mass of 26 tons.

Once at the scene of the accident, the civil guards appreciated that, externally, the driver of the vehicle, a 50-year-old male from Murcia, had clear symptoms of having ingested incompatible substances for driving, for what was required to undergo the mandatory alcohol detection tests in which it yielded a positive result of 0.75 and 0.82 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, in respective regulatory tests that were practiced, five times With this, the maximum rate allowed, which in the case of professional drivers is 0.15 mg / liter.

Given these circumstances, the driver of the concrete mixer, who was heading from an industrial estate in Murcia to unload concrete at a work being carried out in Pliego, was investigated as the alleged perpetrator of a crime against security road, for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, by far exceeding the established rates, being made available to the Court of Instruction of Mula (Murcia), for the holding of the corresponding rapid trial .

The damaged vehicle was overturned on its left side on a slope in the terrain, after its driver lost control on a ramp, for which it had to be rescued by a heavy-duty crane.

The Civil Guard continues to reiterate its message to those drivers who recklessly and recklessly, despite the campaigns and warnings of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), drive after having drunk alcohol or taken drugs, recalling that, without prejudice to the systematic and permanent control of vehicle movements to verify compliance with the limitations established by the declaration of the state of alarm due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard continues to develop its specific activity of road safety surveillance 24 hours a day, especially in those activities of greater risk,where the mandatory breathalyzer and drug tests will be practiced on all drivers who are reported by the commission of infractions, involvement in accidents or those others in which their consumption is detected in the course of other surveillance activities and inspection to be carried out.

These actions are intended to raise awareness among citizens of the incompatibility of these substances with driving, given the loss of reflexes and capacities that they imply for the control of vehicles, and thus guarantee road safety on our roads.

, thus avoiding the production of traffic accidents and the serious consequences, which as in this case could have entailed, appealing to the civic awareness of citizens so as not to get behind the wheel in these conditions, especially by professional drivers.

On the other hand, the Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia wants to call on the population to notify the phones 062 (Civil Guard) or 112 (Emergencies) or directly to the patrols in service, when they encounter abnormal situations or irregular maneuvers that give rise to think that drivers are doing so under the influence of alcohol or drugs, in order to be able to adopt the appropriate police measures so that these vehicles are intercepted and checked if their Drivers are in the proper conditions to circulate with safety guarantees, avoiding the consequent risk.

Sixth case during 2020 This is the sixth episode of drivers of heavy vehicles dedicated to the transport of goods or travelers detected by the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia, during 2020, for a crime against the road safety for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, the above are the following: Criminally investigated the driver of a 40-ton articulated vehicle at kilometer 8,700 of the RM-423 road (Cobatillas Venta Collares), the municipal district of Fortuna, which increased the allowed alcohol level five times.

September 09, 2020.- The driver of a vehicle truck at kilometer 4,150 of the RM-F-14 highway (Torre Pacheco Los Alc zares), municipal district, was criminally investigated Torre Pacheco, which was six times the allowed alcohol level.

September 19, 2020.- The driver of a bus was criminally investigated at kilometer 6,500 of the RM-533 road (Archena-Alguazas), the municipal district of Ceut , which tripled the allowed alcohol level .

The driver of an articulated vehicle was criminally investigated, at kilometer 101,700 of the N-344 road (Almer a-Valencia by Yecla), Yecla's municipal term, which increased the allowed alcohol level six times.

Criminally investigated the driver of an articulated vehicle, at kilometer 640, of the A-7 road (Algeciras-Tarragona), municipal district of Lorca (Murcia), which quadrupled the allowed alcohol level.

About 1,500 drivers checked in the past week During the past week and in the different devices for verification of alcohol and drugs deployed, the Traffic Group of the Murcia Region has controlled a total of 1,434 drivers, of which 26 yielded positive results in alcohol (1.81%).

Among these, seven drivers have been arrested for doing so under the influence of alcohol, who have been brought to justice, and the rest have been reported for administrative infraction (alcohol) before the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Murcia.

Likewise, 16 drivers have been reported for driving having consumed drugs or other prohibited narcotic substances.

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Source: Ministerio del Interior

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