The Ministry of Internal Affairs commented on reports of large-scale raids on the roads

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The press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia explained that the decision to conduct raids to identify drunk drivers with the involvement of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rosgvardia, the Federal Bailiff Service and the press is taken by the territorial police units. They take into account road accidents.

Earlier, the media gave information that in all Russian regions the traffic police will conduct large-scale raids in the spring. First of all, I will catch for “drunk driving”. They will check taxi drivers, debtors on loans, alimony and housing and communal services, as well as identify drivers without a license.

Earlier, the Interior Ministry proposed imprisoning and raising a fine for repeated drunk driving. Changes can be made to article 264.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. For the offense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed imprisoning the perpetrators of liberty for up to three years or fining up to half a million – from 300 thousand to 500 thousand rubles.