A drunk cyclist has been fined one thousand euros for getting on his bike whilst under the influence of alcohol. The man was stopped by police in the town of Ortigueira, on the north-western coast and found to have an alcohol level of way over 0.25 miligrams per litre.
The alcohol limit for drivers in Spain is 0.5 miligrams per litre in their blood and 0.25 miligrams per litre in their breath. When first breathalysed, the cyclist had a blood alcohol level of 0.50 miligrams per litre, which rose to 0.65 when a second test was carried out 20 minutes later. He’s one of the first in the country to get a bigger fine under tougher traffic restrictions introduced in March, which saw the penalty for drink driving doubled to one thousand euros.