Finland: Summery weather brings drink-driving spike

Last weekend’s drink-driving figures were in the dozens, according to police. Cases of driving under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicant were recorded across the country, with the highest blood alcohol numbers clocking in at 2.8 permille (BAC 0.297%). The drink-driving limit is 0.5 permille (BAC 0.053%).

As temperatures rise with the coming of spring and summer, DUI cases tend to skyrocket. Just over ten drunk drivers were apprehended the central Finnish Häme region alone on Sunday.

“This isn’t entirely unheard of, but certainly above average,” the Häme police traffic unit reports. “It’s very unfortunate that the need to get from point A to point B can be overwhelming for some people when intoxicated.”

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