The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia has investigated a young man, who has been instructed proceedings as the alleged perpetrator of a crime against road safety, after being detected driving a car at more than 200 kilometres per hour on the RM-12, road to La Manga del Mar Menor, in a section limited to 100 kilometres per hour and high accident rate, as reported by sources of the Armed Institute.
The events took place last Sunday, 17 July, when civil guards of the Traffic Grouping were carrying out a speed inspection device established on interurban roads, in coordination with the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Murcia, in this case on the RM-12, which joins the AP-7 Los Beatos with La Manga del Mar Menor, in the municipality of Cartagena.
The civil guards had just set up the static speed control early in the morning when they detected a high-end sports car travelling at 202 kilometres per hour on a stretch of road limited to 100 kilometres per hour, exceeding the maximum speed limit of 102 kilometres per hour, which is also a stretch of road with a high concentration of accidents.
Initially, the vehicle could not be stopped nor the driver identified as it was a static speed point and there was no support patrol at the time, but they requested the support of the Attestations Team of the Cartagena Traffic Detachment to locate, identify and notify the driver of the offence against road safety, for speeding, as well as to carry out the corresponding proceedings.
Shortly afterwards, the Civil Guards of the Attestation Team found the whereabouts of the vehicle related to the criminal offence. Traffic officers identified a young man, the son of the owner of the vehicle, who had travelled to Cartagena that morning from a leisure area in La Manga del Mar Menor.
They proceeded ‘in situ’ to investigate and investigate him as the alleged perpetrator of an offence against road safety, for driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 80 kilometres per hour over the legal speed limit on inter-urban roads.
The investigated, together with the proceedings, has been placed at the disposal of the Court of Instruction of Cartagena (Murcia), for the celebration of the corresponding trial, leaving the car immobilised and at the disposal of the judicial authority who is aware of the facts.
POSITIVE FOR ALCOHOL
In addition, the driver – male, Spanish and resident of Cartagena – was subjected to the mandatory breathalyser tests in which he gave a positive result of 0.40 and 0.36 milligrams of alcohol per litre of exhaled air, in the two regulatory tests that were carried out, thereby exceeding the maximum permitted rate which in the case of drivers in general is 0.25 milligrams per litre, being reported for this reason to the Provincial Traffic Headquarters in Murcia.
This offence is included in article 379 of the Penal Code and can be punished alternatively with prison sentences of 3 to 6 months, a fine of 6 to 12 months, or community service of 31 to 90 days, and in any case, with deprivation of the right to drive motor vehicles and mopeds for a period of more than one to four years.