Two is the number of drunk drivers that we were able to find in two nights spent in a raid on the Northern and North-Western districts of the capital. Moreover, the most “drunken” time was chosen for the raid - from 8 pm Friday to 6 am on Saturday.
As a result, Ivan Mikhailovich got caught (you see his photo) with his friend: he drank in a parked Volga (we found four empty half-liter vodka nearby - 2.0 liters!), And then suddenly decided to go somewhere … We had to arrange it by Article 12.26 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation ("Refusal of examination") - was not able not only to explain its actions, but even to blow into the tube! It can be assumed that the alcohol content in the blood went off scale for 2 ppm.
The second one, who was also caught, refused to be examined, although he did not smell of alcohol. As it turned out, he was already stripped of his rights for drinking. And now - went for 15 days.
So, two in two nights in two districts of a metropolis - is it a lot or a little? On the one hand, a lot: the same Ivan Mikhailovich, who went on a trip in a transcendental state, could have done things. We are all lucky that he was stopped on time by the traffic police patrol. Probably, everyone will advocate for tougher penalties for driving while intoxicated when it comes to real drunkenness. However, for tens of millions of Russian drivers, a categorical ban on driving a car even after a single sip of wine has long become an internal law. What are they guilty of? But in the "risk zone" is, in fact, each of them. While we are all unambiguously for the categorical prohibition of drunkenness while driving, we still insisted and insist that a lower level of alcohol content should be prescribed. Will explain.
Recently, I had to discuss with one of the ardent supporters of the Prohibition, State Duma deputy Yevgeny Fedorov. He firmly believes: “It is impossible in the law to allow any deviations from the“zero”! Because our person is sure to drink in this case.” I do not understand how “our man” is different from any other European. By the way, in all European countries the lower blood alcohol level is established - from 0.2 to 0.9 ppm (and the error of the device is taken into account everywhere). But this is not permission to drink! Not one rule says so.
Everywhere, the government trusts its citizens, setting the level of the “presumption of innocence” in the law, and our government absolutely does not. Like, everyone only dreams of getting drunk with vodka - and behind the wheel … It turns out that we are all to blame for the authorities in advance. The fact that they were born in Russia?