Last Monday, agents of the Civil Guard, with the support of the Local Police of Jerez de la Frontera, intercepted a driver of a truck that was seven times the permitted alcohol level. The truck driver was circulating making eses along the road, coming out of it and was carrying a 35-ton semi-trailer that increased the danger of the truck driver's behavior.
The arrest occurred thanks to the citizen collaboration that gave notice to emergencies of the reckless circulation of this heavy vehicle. The drivers who warned of the danger that this situation posed recorded and followed the trucker for several minutes. In the recording that they presented to the Civil Guard, it can be seen how the driver of the truck circulated in eses through the lane and sometimes left it. At one point, the vehicle stopped on the shoulder of a highway exit and when leaving it was barely lying on its feet and was staggering.
The articulated vehicle came from El Puerto de Santa María and recklessly circulated through different roads in the province, hitting a vertical sign on the A-491 motorway, when it did so in the A-4 direction. In addition, the agents who arrested him detected a violation of transport regulations, since he lacked a transport card.
The driver has been investigated as the author of two alleged crimes against road safety, the first for driving a motor vehicle with manifest recklessness and endangering the life or integrity of people, and the second for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, with a rate in expired air greater than 0.60 mg/l. The truck driver has been brought to justice before the Court of First Instance and Instruction of the Guard of Jerez de la Frontera, facing prison sentences of six months to two years, or work for the benefit of the community of thirty-one to ninety days. He will also be deprived of the right to drive or moped for more than one and up to six years, in addition to the penalties for the offenses committed.