Wrong Way Home As Police Arrest Drunk “Kamikaze” Rider
The shocking incident took place in the tunnel segment of Madrid’s M-30 ring road and was only brought to an end when the municipal police arrested the biker. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
Reckless driving and endangerment of lives from driving under the influence carry criminal charges, and can result in a prison sentence of between three and 12 months in addition to forfeiting your licence. A fine of between 300 and 600 Euros may also be imposed.
The Police Special Services Unit said in a statement that several motorists alerted them to the presence of a man on a scooter riding the wrong way on the M-30.
he arresting police officers said that the suspect showed “clear signs of being under the influence of alcoholic beverages.”
The suspect was arrested for reckless driving and endangering other people’s lives and for being under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle.
Forty-two percent of Spanish drivers drink and drive at the same time, according to the Spanish Ministry of Interior. The Spanish government has reformed the penalty system for drink driving penalties to crack down on the problem.