Six people were charged and fined with driving under the influence in Gozo today.
A total of €12,000 was dished out in fines for this crime. One caught without car insurance had his license suspended for a year.
The five others had their licenses suspended for six months.
Malta introduced stricter fines for those caught drink drinking in 2017. The penalty for first-time offenders is a minimum fine of €1,200 or up to three months imprisonment and can go up to a fine of €1,800 or a maximum of six months in prison.
If the person is caught two times or more, the fine will go up to €3,000 or a maximum of a year imprisonment.
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