The government wanted to deprive drunk drivers of their rights for life. Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin instructed the departments to develop proposals for toughening legislation in this area. It is reported by Kommersant…
In particular, it is planned to introduce criminal liability for drunk driving, “taking into account the degree of intoxication”, as well as to work out the possibility of life-long deprivation of rights for drivers who were drunk driving again.
In addition, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, together with Rosgvardia, Rostekhnadzor, the State Inspection of Small Vessels of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Federal Air Transport Agency, should work out a single mechanism by which drunk drivers will be deprived of their rights to drive all types of transport, as well as their rights to weapons. Also, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Health will work out a mechanism for compulsory registration in drug dispensaries of all citizens who are deprived of their rights for drunk driving.
In June, the Federation Council toughened the punishment for drunk driving. The term of imprisonment for violators was increased from two to three years. The offender will also be barred from holding certain positions or engaging in certain activities for up to six years.