A driver has lost 13 points in one go at A Illa (Pontevedra). The agents of the Galician authority detained him when they saw him use his mobile while driving, but the surprise came when the police found that the subject committed one offense after another, according to the Pontevedra newspaper.
After being stopped for driving while manipulating his mobile phone, the officers realized that the driver was driving without having the ITV up to date, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, for which they subjected him to two controls, both with a positive result.
All these infractions lead to serious penalties, because the risk of talking on the phone or using a mobile phone can cause serious accidents. Manipulating the mobile while driving can be punished with 200 euros fine and withdrawal of three points of the card.
Positive in cocaine and THC
Driving without an up-to-date ITV involves other 200 euros of fine, while driving under the influence of alcohol implies the withdrawal of four points and 500 euros of fine, according Antenna 3. The driver gave a positive breath test with a result of 0.44.
When the fine seemed sufficient, the officers decided to subject the driver to a drug test due to the subject’s behavior, which yielded a result positive for cocaine and THC, although this has yet to be verified by a laboratory. If this is so, the fine would increase 1,000 euros more and the withdrawal of another 6 points would be added.
In this way, the driver arrested in A Illa would face the loss of 13 points of the license and almost 2,000 euros of fine for driving using the mobile, not having the ITV up to date, driving under the influence of alcohol and testing positive for cocaine and THC. All at once.