Drunk driving takes a step towards criminal liability / Article

As explained by the Ministry of Justice (TM) to LETA, the changes will apply to the driving of all types of cars, tractors and other vehicles, trams, trolleybuses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles except vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine with a capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters.

Bicycles, scooters and mopeds will not be covered by this provision of the Penal Code.

Criminal liability is also supposed to be imposed for driving or teaching to drive under the influence of narcotics, psychotropic, poisonous or other intoxicating substances. In this case, it is not planned to determine the amount or level of influence of these substances, noted in the annotation of the bill.

It is expected that the offense will be punishable by imprisonment for up to one year, temporary deprivation of liberty, probation, community service or fines, less the right to drive a vehicle for a period of five years.

For the legislative amendments to enter into force, they will have to be supported by parliament in three new readings.

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