22 may

Iurie Leanca discussed with law enforcement drunk driving punishment

Prime Minister Iurie Leanca discussed at the Tuesday meeting with the law enforcement authorities the mechanisms of drunk drivers’ punishment, pronouncing for penalties tightening.

According to the Government press-service, the issue was discussed within the activity of assessment commission, which includes the law enforcement representatives and aims to identify causes of the drunk drivers’ avoidance of the punishment. The Commission was created on April 29 by the Prime Minister’s order.

The Government Head mentioned that the commission should control the entire chain – from road accidents caused by drunk drivers till their punishment implementation.

“The statistics improves, but in reality many people die in road accidents. Every human life is important and I do not want that drivers, caught at drunk driving, to further create danger on the roads”, underlined the Premier.

The participants at the meeting intend in a month to present an analysis, which will reveal obstacles in the system of drunk driving punishment.

According to the Ministry of the Interior data, over 5900 cases of drunk driving were registered last year, but only a third of drivers were punished.

The next meeting with the law enforcement representatives is planned for mid-July.

As Infotag has already reported, the Prime Minister recommended to the Minister of Information Technologies and Telecommunications to tighten the procedure of driving license issuing, so that only really well-trained people to receive it.