Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Coalition initiative to punish MPs for refusing breathalyser tests

Members of parliament from all three parties of the governing coalition - Rudolf Pučík (SNS), Ján Richter (Smer) and Ján Kovarčík (HZDS) – have proposed a draft amendment according to which MPs driving vehicles involved in traffic accidents who refuse to undergo a breathalyser test will be deemed to have violated the law.

Members of parliament from all three parties of the governing coalition - Rudolf Pučík (SNS), Ján Richter (Smer) and Ján Kovarčík (HZDS) – have proposed a draft amendment according to which MPs driving vehicles involved in traffic accidents who refuse to undergo a breathalyser test will be deemed to have violated the law.

Deputies’ immunity would thus be narrowed, the SITA newswire wrote. At present, deputies are not punished if they refuse to take a breathalyser test. However, according to the new law, they may be fined.

Criticism of the current law was voiced after opposition SMK MP Miklós Duray was involved in a traffic accident in October after which he refused to take a breathalyser test. It was his second such incident; he had refused a test in April 2006 after police stopped him for speeding. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Press freedom is bleeding across our borders

Critical media are always the first targets of populists and press freedom enemies.

I have met dozens of people possessed by Satan, exorcist claims

An exorcist can help a believer to escape their problems but not to solve them, psychiatrist Hunčík says.

Priest and exorcist Ľuboš Václavek consecrates the office of Erika Jurinová (OĽaNO).

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Slovakia is 26th on the Employment Flexibility Index

Higher work surcharges will push Slovakia down.