Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test
DDP/The Local · 18 Oct 2009, 13:30
Published: 18 Oct 2009 13:30 GMT+02:00
The 43-year-old man staggered into the Bischofsheim, Hesse police station at around 4:15 am on Sunday and told the officers he had drunk as much as he could, and would like to know what his blood alcohol level was.
The officers obliged, measuring a level of 1.97 millilitres per litre, or 0.197 percent, well over the legal limit for operating a vehicle.
Because the man had shown up on a bike, the police charged him with drunk driving – for which he would have lost his driving license – had he had one.
A police spokesman said the man is likely to be fined a month’s income and will be barred from applying for a driving license for a number of months.