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    Rotterdam stages biggest alcohol check [2.6% of the population in one night]
    Monday 12 October 2009

    Over 16,000 motorists in Rotterdam [pop. 605,000] were breathlysed on Saturday night as part of the biggest ever Dutch crackdown on drunk driving.

    In total, 329 people failed the test - just under 0.5% of the total checked. Thirty people had their driving licences confiscated on the spot.

    Police told Nos tv the mass check was part of preparations for the end of year holiday season.

    http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archive...gest_alcoh.php
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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    Wow, did they stop and breathalyze every single car? That seems mighty expensive to do.

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    • #3
      Here's a more detailed article

      Over 16,000 stopped in Rotterdam alcohol checks
      About 330 motorists were found to have drunk too much.
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      Rotterdam – Police in Rotterdam conducted alcohol testing on 16,485 motorists in the country’s most large scale alcohol checks, reports Dutch news agency ANP.

      A total of 329 people were found to have drunk too much and 30 drivers had to surrender their licences on the spot, said Rotterdam police on Sunday.

      From Saturday 11.30pm to Sunday 8am, all motorists leaving the Rotterdam centre had to take a breathalyzer test.

      During the alcohol checks, several drivers tried to escape. One driver refused to stop and drove towards police officers who managed to jump away in time. He was later arrested and appeared drunk.

      Police also had to chase a drunk driver who has been caught drunk driving thrice in the past five years The driver behaved aggressively after taking a breathalyzer test and gave a police officer a skirmish one knee.

      Last week marks the first of alcohol checks in preparations for the year-end holiday season.

      In 2008, police conducted a similar test on a smaller scale. Out of 14,000 motorists tested, 324 failed the breathalyzer tests.

      Expatica
      http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutc...cks_57180.html
      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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