The BBC has confirmed that Latvia is shipping cars seized from drunk drivers to Ukraine.
The Latvian government last month approved a plan to donate cars seized from drunk drivers to Ukraine, in what it says is a creative scheme (or else we could say publicity-seeking scheme) to help the war effort there.
The first collection of cars have been shipped, as last week BBC confirmed that “Eight seized vehicles left a car pound in the capital, Riga, on Wednesday and are due to cross the border soon.”
The cars will reportedly go to the Ukrainian military as well as hospitals. Vehicles in Latvia had previously been impounded at high rates due to the country having among the worst drunk driving problems in Europe, based on the size of the population.
It was only last year that lawmakers attempted a severe crackdown on the problem, changing the law to create the possibility of vehicle seizures in instances where a driver is found to have three times the legal limit of alcohol in their system.
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