Man caught twice for drunk driving in two days

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A 50 year old man from Nittedal in Akershus was taken for driving his car with 2.9 parts per thousand of alcohol in his bloodstream. Two days later, history repeated itself.

Both events took place in September last year, writes Romerikes Blad.

The man denied guilt when the case against him was brought in Lower Romerike District Court.

He claimed that he started drinking when he first arrived home, and he drank around 0.6 liters of vodka and two bottles of beer over a quarter of an hour – which he explained he does three to four times a year.

Both witness testimony and a report from the Institute of Public Health, concluded that it would be unlikely to achieve such high blood alcohol in such a short period of time, disproving the man’s explanation.

The District Court sentenced the man to 90 days in jail and 15,000 in fines.

He was given a lifetime ban after previously being convicted of driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today


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