Road safety (New Year's Eve Night): 14 driving under the influence of an alcoholic state and two seriously injured in Orient Bay!

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As expected, many roadside checks were carried out by the gendarmes on New Year's Eve. Fourteen driving under the influence of an alcoholic state were noted. Still linked to alcohol, a road accident occurred at the exit from Orient Bay, leaving two seriously injured. To meditate…

The results in the Northern Islands:

In Saint-Martin:

• Driving under the influence of an alcoholic state: 14 (5 tickets and 9 offenses).

• Lack of driving license: 2

In Saint-Barthélemy:

• Driving under the influence of an alcoholic state: 2 (1 ticket and 1 offense).

• Driving in a prohibited direction: 1

As a reminder, category 4 tickets expose the offender to:

• a fine ranging from € 135 to € 750,

• suspension of driving license.

When the offense constitutes an offense, the penalties incurred are:

• the suspension or even the cancellation of the permit with impossibility of development within the framework of the exercise of a professional activity,

• driving ban for up to 5 years,

• the ban on applying for a new driving license of up to 3 years,

• a fine of up to € 4500

• a prison sentence of up to 2 years.

The fight against all risky behavior remains a priority of the State services in terms of road safety. A word to the wise ... _AF

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