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Operação Lei Seca Stops Deputy: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State deputy Pedro Augusto, who represents the PMDB (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party) party, was stopped on Saturday night as part of an operation aimed at stopping drunk-driving on Brazil's roads – Operação Lei Seca (“Operation Dry Law”), but refused to give a breath test.

The 48-year-old deputy, who is also a radio presenter, a Catholic merchandise impresario and a singer, was stopped whilst driving his BMW in the Botafogo, in Rio’s Zona Sul (South . . .

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