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22.11.18 16:41

Rada criminalizes drunk driving, offenders to be fined between $600-1,800, - deputy interior minister

Today, Nov. 22, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the bill introducing criminal responsibility and substantial fines for drunk driving.

Rada criminalizes drunk driving, offenders to be fined between $600-1,800, - deputy interior minister

As reported by Censor.NET, Deputy Interior Minister Vadym Troian wrote on social media that under the bill, the offenders shall be fined between 17,000 hryvnia (over $600) and 34,000 hryvnia (over $1,200) and their driver’s licenses shall be revoked for up to three years.

Repeated violations shall be punished by a fine of up to 51,000 hryvnia (over $1,800) with further ban on driving from 2 to 3 years.

"The Verkhovna Rada passed a law on criminal offenses. Supported by 239 votes! Why is it so important? This law will decrease the burden on the police investigators and allow them focus on solving grave and especially grave crimes," the deputy minister said.

He noted that the law envisages criminalizing such widespread offenses as theft, fraud, drug-related activities not involving trafficking, hooliganism.

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