April Crime Figures Show Slight Decrease
In April, 231 drivers were arrested across the Valencia region alone and brought to justice through the courts for crimes against road safety, including driving without a licence or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and speeding, representing a decrease of 0.43% compared to the figures recorded in April 2016.
Serious road traffic infractions are treated under the penal code, with offenders facing prison. Of those who faced criminal proceedings, 53 were for driving without a permit or licence, 175 for doing so under the influence of alcohol or drugs and 3 for speeding.
In the province of Valencia, officers detected 26 drivers for lack of permit or licence, 92 for driving under the influence of alcohol and 2 for speeding, including two drivers traveling at 228 kilometres an hour in a section of road where the maximum permitted speed is 120.
In Castellon, 6 drivers went to court for driving without a licence or permit, and 17 for driving under the influence of alcohol.
In Alicante, 21 drivers were brought before the judge for lack of permit or licence, 66 for driving under the influence of alcohol and one for speeding, who was traveling at 189 kilometres per hour in a section limited to a maximum of 90.