Drunk driver travels 4K on the wrong side of the road before crashing

Drunk driver travels 4K on the wrong side of the road before crashing
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Drunk driver travels more than 4K on the wrong side of the road before crashing. The driver had been travelling between Almeria’s Vera and Garrucha.

The driver could be sentenced to up to two years in prison and have his licence revoked for between one and six years.

A 24-year-old man is being investigated by officers from the Guardia Civil in Almeria. The man is suspected of reckless driving along with driving under the influence. The man had driven more than four kilometres on the wrong side of the road before crashing into a barrier and causing damage.


The emergency services received a call at around 8am on Wednesday, November 17. The caller reported an accident at km 9.200 of the A-352 road, between Almeria’s Vera and Garrucha.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the incident and discovered the car had collided with a barrier. When the driver saw an approaching Guardia Civil motorcyclist they fled the scene of the accident.

Officers were soon able to locate the man and he was taken to the Guardia Civil offices in Vera. He was discovered to have an alcohol level of 0.68 mg/l.

Images recorded by other drivers show the driver heading along the wrong side of the carriageway. The driver is being investigated for offences of driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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