The GNR has detected 491 drivers with excess blood alcohol last week during which they performed 27,059 BAC tests.

In a statement, the GNR reports that between 11 and 17th December, they conducted intensified road checks in the driving of vehicles whilst under the effect of alcohol and psychotropic substances.

A total of 27,059 drivers were tested, of whom 491 were caught with excess alcohol and 178 with a rate equal to or greater than 1.2 g / l, a criminal offence punishable by up to one year in prison.

Of the 105 drivers tested on psychotropic substances, three were tested positive.

The GNR’s more than 3,000 military personnel also performed 99,926 speed checks, having detected 2,311 speeding offences and 53 people driving without legal authorization.

The operation “Alcohol and Drugs” was carried out within the framework of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), which brings together all traffic police in Europe, in which the GNR is the national representative.