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Estonian police distributes 10,000 breathalyzers

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 13.02.2012.Print version
Estonia's North Prefecture is handing out 10,000 single-use alcohol breathalyzers to drivers in a framework of roadside sobriety checks in Tallinn, the Estonian news portal ERR reports.

The campaign has started also in the surrounding Harju County, writes LETA.


The campaign aims to raise the awareness of drivers of residual effects of alcohol in their circulation that can persist for hours after consuming drinks. The sample breathalyzers would help them to check their alcohol intoxication level in case they have any doubts related to their sobriety and ability to safely drive the car.


Last year, the police pulled over 8,555 intoxicated drivers across Estonia, with criminal proceedings initiated in 3,523 cases.

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