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Warsaw police to step up alcohol, drug tests on bus drivers

08.07.2020 10:05
Warsaw police have said they will step up alcohol and drug tests on bus drivers in the Polish capital in a bid to cut accidents.
The scene of Tuesdays accident in Warsaws Bielany district.
The scene of Tuesday’s accident in Warsaw's Bielany district. Photo: PAP/Rafał Guz

The move was announced after a city bus on Tuesday hit four parked vehicles and a lamppost in Warsaw's north-western Bielany district. A female passenger was taken to hospital with bruises.

Police said the 25-year-old driver tested positive for methamphetamine and was detained.

Meanwhile, in a dramatic accident last month, a bus plunged off an overpass in Warsaw, killing one person and injuring over 20.

The driver of that vehicle had been driving while under the influence of amphetamines, the Warsaw prosecutor’s office said.

The man faces up to 15 years in prison. Forty people had been aboard the bus at the time. 


Source: PAP