Number of drivers on drugs goes up

The police have revealed that they caught 300 more motorists driving under the influence of drugs in Q1 than during the same period last year. In 2012, they caught 2,500 people who had gotten ‘high’ behind the wheel. The head of the Traffic Police Leoš Tržil said on Thursday that the issue mostly concerned motorists between the ages of 18 and 40. The dean of the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University, Tomáš Zima, has suggested the real numbers were probably high even before, but that the police had now heavily intensified their focus on drug-users. Most of those on drugs behind the wheel were either on marijuana or pervetin (methamphetamine).

Author: Jan Velinger