Traffic on the Autobahn (archive image)
The police stopped a cyclist who was driving at 1.8 per thousand on the shoulder of the A63. The 36-year-old said he only knew this way home.
M.ith 1.8 per mille, a cyclist drove home in serpentine lines on Autobahn 63 – at least on the hard shoulder. When alerted police officers stopped him, the 36-year-old stated that the autobahn was the only way home he knew. The said the police on Sunday.
The police noticed a distinct smell of alcohol from the cyclist. A voluntary breath alcohol test then gave a value of 1.8 per thousand.
The man who was on his way to Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate) early on Sunday evening was brought to the office to have blood drawn. He also has to answer for being drunk in traffic.
During his journey he did not obstruct or endanger other road users, it said. But: cycling on the autobahn is strictly forbidden.