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Brussels police hold alcohol check outside major wine fair

06:43 28/10/2015

Brussels police stationed at the Heysel Parking A on Monday during the annual Megavino wine fair carried out alcohol checks on departing visitors. Out of a total of 354 drivers, five were found to have a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.22 mg per litre.

Between 14.30 and 16.30, the police conducted breathalyser tests on drivers leaving Megavino, Belgium's largest event dedicated to wine. One of the drivers was ordered to wait three hours before driving, while three others had to wait six hours. One man, with a blood alcohol level of more than 1 mg/l, had his driving licence revoked for 15 days. Another driver had his licence revoked for driving under the influence of cannabis, the Brussels public prosecutor reports .

It was the first time in 17 years that the police had held an alcohol check at the event, according to Megavino organiser Alain Bloeykens.

Written by Robyn Boyle



Wait 3 hours before driving, driver's license revoked for 15 days... it's an absolute joke! People in other countries do not believe this when I tell them. They may as well not even bother with the checks.

Oct 28, 2015 09:01