78 drunk drivers caught over holidays

Police caught a total of 78 drunk drivers behind the wheel during the Christmas period, police spokesman Normunds Krapsis told LTV Monday. 

Just under half the number - 34 drivers - had blood alcohol levels that classed them as seriously over the limit.

Overall, there were slightly fewer accidents registered than in the same period last year, but the number of drunk drivers was slightly higher than last year's total of 70 drunk drivers in the same period.

On December 26 in Latgale two road traffic fatalities were registered.

While continuing their checks as New Year approaches, police are also warning drivers to take extra care as falling temperatures create slippery conditions.

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