One car, three drivers and a lot of alcohol

29th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

29 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police in The Hague fined three drivers within a few hours on Wednesday night for allegedly drink driving. What made the three unusual was they were all caught driving the same car.

29 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — Police in The Hague fined three drivers within a few hours on Wednesday night for allegedly drink driving. What made the three unusual was they were all caught driving the same car.

The car was stopped for the first time at 2.30am on the Vondelstraat for a routine check. A breathalyser test indicated the 40-year-old driver from Leidschendam was over the alcohol limit.

While the police were issuing a fine, the 43-year-old passenger from The Hague took the driver's place at the wheel and sped off.  Police caught up with the car a short time later and the passenger-turned-driver also failed a breathalyser test. He too was fined.

The police were surprised to see the car on the same road at 5.45am. The driver walked away from the car after he was signalled to pull over. He was taken down with a flying tackle after a short chase. A test indicated he had a higher percentage of alcohol in his blood than the car's other two drivers.

Police seized the car as the man had already lost his licence for a previous offence. This brought the car's after-hours saga to an end.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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