Friday, May 18, 2007

Polish bicyclist crashes into police car

May 18: Polish police said they arrested a heavily intoxicated 80-year-old man who tried to crash his bicycle into their patrol car.

Police officers were stunned by the man's blood alcohol level of 0.48 percent, which is extremely high for a person of any age, Polish Radio said Friday.

Laws in most European countries tolerate motorists having a 0.05 percent alcohol level.

Police files indicated the Polish man was renowned for his abuse of alcohol. The latest incident may send him to jail for 12 months, the radio said.