Ostrava Police Bust Drunk Student Driver

An Ostrava man seeking to restore his license was booked last week with a blood alcohol content of 0.4%

Dave Park

Written by Dave Park Published on 23.08.2016 10:54:29 (updated on 23.08.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

A 50-year-old man in Ostrava recently attempted to restore his driver’s license. The final step was a taking a driving test with an instructor.

Only problem: he was blind drunk when he showed up for the test, reports Novinky.cz

Presumably, his instructor was unaware, as the inebriated man was allowed on the road. Hopefully, he was at least docked a few points for poor driving.

Police noticed the driving, too, which was apparently so bad it warranted stopping even a student driver.

“I tried to behave so that the instructor did not notice anything,” the driver claimed. While he seemed to be successful in this endeavour, he didn’t fool police.

“Police urged the driver of the vehicle to submit to a breath test to measure the amount of alcohol in his blood,” reported a police spokesperson.


“The measurement resulted in a positive result of almost four per mille [0.4%].”

The Czech Republic has a zero tolerance policy for drunk driving, but that number would be over five times the legal limit in most countries that do allow low levels of B.A.C.

According to Wikipedia, the effects of a blood alcohol level between 0.4 and 0.5 include severe depression of the central nervous system, coma, and the possibility of death.

The drunken student driver faces up to a year in jail if convicted, and it should be even longer before he’s allowed to get behind the wheel again. 

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