Algorfa’s mayor, Manuel Ros, has got a one-year driving ban after being caught behind the wheel whilst three times over the drink-drive limit.

Opposition politicians on Algorfa council have called on him to quit his position.

Benijófar local police stopped Ros for a routine test at around 5.00 am on Sunday on the CV-920 Benijófar to Rojales road.

He tested positive and went through a swift legal process which saw him fined 720 euros.

“This was an error on my part that should never have happened,” said Ros.

“I assume full responsibility for what took place and it will never happen again.”

Ros of the PSOE socialists hoped that his political opponents would not use his transgression to make political capital, and that his inability to drive would not impair his role as Algorfa mayor.

The opposition Partido Popular spokesman Antonio Lorenzo said Ros had a duty to show an example as a public official, and should resign.

“We personally wish Ros all the best,” said Lorenzo, “but we believe that he should not continue for another minute as Algorfa’s main representative.”

Lorenzo hoped that the regional PSOE executive would condemn the behaviour of the mayor.

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