CATALUÑA’S police force, Mossos d’Esquadra, have arrested a man who was driving a vehicle with an blood/alcohol rating five times higher than that the legal level.
The driver’s license had been suspended suspended judicially and his vehicle had not passed its ITV (road inspection test).
The man also failed to provide valid insurance for the vehicle in the Pobla de Mafumet, Tarragona, Cataluña.
Police sources explained that on Saturday morning they were called out to reports a 42-year-old man had been intercepted by members of the neighbourhood after he allegedly nearly collided with other vehicles on Reus Street.
The driver tested positive for alcohol at a rate of 1.16 milligrams per litre.
The maximum legal alcohol reading in Spain is currently 0.25.
When officers discovered the man’s license was suspended, and that he was driving a vehicle without an ITV or insurance, he was arrested.