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Slota likely to face drink-driving charges

Police have concluded their investigation into suspicions of drink-driving by former Slovak National party (SNS) leader Ján Slota.

Police have concluded their investigation into suspicions of drink-driving by former Slovak National party (SNS) leader Ján Slota.

Žilina police spokesman Radko Moravčík said that on June 11 the file was handed over to the prosecutor with a proposal to file a lawsuit, the SITA newswire reported. If convicted, Slota, aged 59, could face up to one year in prison for driving under the influence of an addictive substance.

Slota was detained on the afternoon of May 9, but was released at midnight the same day with the prosecutor’s consent. He refused to undergo a breathalyser test to a blood-alcohol test. He is therefore likely to be prosecuted according to the strictest version of the law, as refusal to undergo a test is treated as evidence of extreme drunkenness, SITA wrote.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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