MOSCOW, March 16 – RIA Novosti. The maximum period for systematic drunk driving is planned to be increased in Russia from two to three years, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Tuesday.
It is noted that such amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation have already been approved by the government commission on legislative activity. According to the newspaper, the Ministry of Internal Affairs explains the changes by the fact that the current sanctions have no effect, people get drunk behind the wheel even after being convicted for it. “The maximum prison sentence for drivers who systematically drive drunk will be increased from two to three. years, “the message says.
The text of the amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, writes Kommersant. The changes correct article 264.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which establishes sanctions for drivers who have previously been punished for drunk driving under the Code of Administrative Offenses. If a citizen is caught again on the same violation within a year, he becomes a criminal, the newspaper writes.
“The court may impose a fine of 100-300 thousand rubles, imprisonment for up to two years and other types of punishments. For those who were previously convicted under Article 264.1 of the Criminal Code, the Ministry of Internal Affairs offers even harsher sanctions. We are talking about a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles. , correctional labor for up to two years, forced labor for up to three years, imprisonment for up to three years, “the message says.
It is added that in 2020, of all those convicted under Article 264.1 of the Criminal Code, 20% were not punished for the first time.