"One way to help": Latvia has already handed over to Ukraine 66 cars confiscated from drunk drivers
The Latvian government continues to hand over free of charge cars confiscated from drunk drivers to Ukraine. As of today, 66 such vehicles have already been transferred.
This is reported by local edition Delfi, citing data from the Latvian State Insurance Company. It is noted that this is one way for Latvia to help Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.
"According to the law "On support of the civilian population of Ukraine", vehicles of the Latvian state may be donated to the government of Ukraine to help prevent the consequences of the emergency situation related to the hostilities in Ukraine," the report reads.
Corresponding amendments to the Latvian Criminal Code came into force in November last year. They stipulate criminal liability with confiscation of the vehicle for driving or learning to drive if the concentration of alcohol in the exhaled air or blood test exceeds 1.5. Also criminal responsibility is provided for driving or training to drive under the influence of narcotic, psychotropic, toxic or other intoxicating substances.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL reported that in early March 2023 the Latvian government decided to give Ukraine free cars that were confiscated from drunk drivers. The Army units of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Vinnitsa Regional Clinical Hospital and the Territorial Medical Association of Kupyansk City Council received the first eight vehicles.