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Car confiscation in practice. The first drivers have already found out

The first drivers experienced in practice what confiscation of a car for drunk driving looks like. There are already several vehicles parked in police parking lots.

For several days now, a new law has been in force in Poland, which allows the confiscation of cars from drivers caught double-gassing. It is enough for the driver to be caught with more than 1.5 permille in blood or 0.5 permille, but in this state he will cause an accident. The first drivers have already seen how it works.

Car confiscation for drunk driving

A driver from the Krotoszyn district was the first to learn about the new regulations. The police noticed a car whose driving pattern may indicate that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. After the arrest, it turned out that the 45-year-old had as much as 3 permille in his blood. He lost his driving license, was detained and his Volvo car was confiscated.

A 42-year-old from Lower Silesia also fell victim to the new regulations. The man was driving a luxury Mercedes, which is currently in a police parking lot. 2 per mille of alcohol was detected in the driver’s body. Additionally, he faces up to 3 years in prison.

Another example is a driver from Ukraine who was detained in Zakopane. Not only did the man have over 1.8 per mille of alcohol in his blood, but he also did not have a driving license. This won’t be of any use to him in the near future anyway, as his car has been confiscated. Its further fate will be decided by the court, which – according to the new regulations – should announce the forfeiture of the vehicle.

It is true that Arkadiusz Myrcha, deputy head of the Ministry of Justice, recently said that the new provision is effectively dead. However, drivers have already found out that this is not entirely true. The police are obliged to respect the regulations, so cars of people using double gas are automatically confiscated. The court will decide on their future fate. The government wants to amend the regulations before judges issue their first judgments in this case.

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