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Drunk Driving Fines Increased: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A major anti-drinking and driving operation by Rio police has led to over 150 motorists being fined after new legislation was brought into effect. Of 1,800 drivers stopped, 153 failed breathalyzer tests on the first night of stricter rules of the Lei Seca (literally “Dry Law”) – some were also arrested after refusing to cooperate with officers, according to local government sources.

Those who were found to be over the limit were fined and had their license seized. The new, rules came into force on Friday, December 21st, and . . .

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