The Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK) found 122 drunk drivers during the Easter holiday check-ups until Monday morning, the head of the Traffic Police Department of the BRFK’s Traffic and Accident Prevention Division informed MTI on Monday.
Tibor Szécsi said: this means that one percent of the drivers checked were drunk at the wheel, because since Friday, 11,137 drivers were probed in the capital.
Police officers have been taking action across the city, with some locations, such as Petőfi Bridge, where every passing driver was checked, he added.
He said that the raid was aimed at improving the traffic situation, detecting drunk drivers and thus preventing accidents.
Both the BRFK central traffic police and the staff of the district police stations are involved in the check.
“Drivers are being probed throughout the capital,” said Tibor Szécsi.