If you are off to Spain on holiday you may have to wait until you get there in order to have a drink. Fed up with having to deal with drunken passengers Spanish authorities are calling for a ban on the sale of alcohol at airports and on flights. Leaders in the tourism industry say that “courage and ambition” are …
Naked moped rider apprehended
At around 08:20 on Sunday several people reported a man driving a moped along the A-375 between Utrera and Puerto Serrano under the influence of alcohol and totally naked.
Tobacco and alcohol taxes to go up on Sunday
The special tax increase on alcohol and tobacco comes into force on Sunday, with the price of cigarettes expected to rise on average by €0.15 per packet. Rolling tobacco is likely to rise by even more.
Tax increases on alcohol and tobacco
The Council of Ministers is expected to approve a special tax increase on alcohol and tobacco during today’s meeting as well as outline spending limits for 2014, support and encourage entrepreneurship, approve electronic invoicing and provide yet more funds for local authorities to pay outstanding debts to suppliers.
School minibus driver five times over the alcohol limit
On Tuesday, Guardia Civil officers in Sigüenza, Segovia, arrested the driver of a school minibus on suspicion of a crime against road safety. He was five times over the permitted alcohol level.
Driver detained in Calahonda for driving under the influence and colliding with five parked cars
A 50 year old British national, JSK, a resident of Mijas, was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning after his vehicle, a BMW, was involved in a number of collisions with cars parked in avenida de España in Calahonda.
Young people and alcohol
The Department of Youth has organised a conference for families on the subject of young people and alcohol consumption.
Driver caught at three alcohol checkpoints
During the recent weekend of increased activity relating to drinking and driving, one driver was stopped on three separate occasions and each time was over the limit.
Still trying to prove his point
According to a study published in the medical journal the Lancet, alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack. The report is written by Dr King, Dr Lawrence Phillips and Professor David Nutt, the latter being the former UK chief drugs adviser sacked by the government in October 2009.
Lorry driver in fatal accident was 5 times over the alcohol limit
A lorry driver who traveled several kilometres down the A-4 in the wrong direction and was then involved in a fatal accident near La Campana, Sevilla, has been ordered to prison.