Zero tolerance against drunk drivers

In July 2020, police stopped a Serbian lorry on the D1 motorway. It had been observed to be driving in a strange manner. It veered all over the motorway. After being stopped and checked, the driver was found to have 2.3 milligrams of alcohol in his blood. In this case, fortunately, the incident passed without injury. The driver was taken to a police station and charged with committing offences connected to driving dangerously while under the influence of alcohol. His vehicle was seized and towed away.

It should be noted that in the Czech Republic there is zero tolerance to driving while under the influence of alcohol. In this case, the incident was deemed to be a minor offence. However, if the driver had been guilty of causing an accident, then it would have been treated as a serious criminal offence with a fine of up to 20,000 Czech crowns and a driving ban of from 6 months up to 1 year.