Brussels Police carried out tests for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol on Saturday night, 8 October. Over 5% of those checked failed the tests.
Officers carried out checks between place Poelaert and Boulevard Baudoin. Of the 1109 tests performed, 58 drivers tested positive for alcohol and 7 licenses were revoked. The record of the night was 1.11 mg/l – well over the legal limit of 0.22 mg/l.
In September, the Brussels police checked 1238 vehicles in a similar action, during which 53 positive tests for alcohol and three for drugs. Seven driving licenses were revoked then.
Between 1 April and 30 June, Brussels Police fined over 25,000 drivers for speeding while 204 driving licences were revoked in the second quarter of this year due to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
La nuit du samedi 8/10 une action alcool et drogues au volant a été menée sur notre territoire (place Poelaert - boulevard Baudoin) sur 1109 tests, 58 positifs pour alcool dont 7 retraits de permis (record 1.11 mg/l) #lasécuritédanslacirculation pic.twitter.com/W98WI5TYyz— PolBru (@zpz_polbru) October 10, 2022