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Drastic penalties for driving vehicle while intoxicated or drug addiction

It was published in El Peru no Law 29439, with which amends the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, establishing heavy penalties for drivers who drive while intoxicated or under the influence of toxic drugs and cause homicide or culpable injury.

Among others, the new provisions in force since November 20, 2009 are as follows:

Restricted Liability: Those over 18 and under 21 years of age and adults over 65 years of age, who repeatedly (more than 1 time) commit the crimes of homicide and negligent injury (traffic accidents, for example) no longer be entitled to the reduction of sentence corresponding to the crime because of their age.

Disqualification:  Those sentenced for crimes relating to traffic, not only be disqualified to drive, but also to get a driver’s license for a period lasting conviction.

Manslaughter:  Drivers who commit manslaughter while under the influence of drugs, narcotics or presence of blood alcohol greater proportion of 0.5 grams/liter higher (particularly transport) or 0.25 grams/liter shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 4 nor more than eight years and disqualification for a period equal to drive

Culpable injuries:  The driver that causes serious negligent injury being drugged or presence of alcohol in blood: 0.5 grams/liter higher (particularly transport) or 0.25 grams/liter (public passenger / cargo) shall be punished by imprisonment for not less 4 but not more than six years.

Drunk driver:  The drunk driving a vehicle (0.5 grams/liter) shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than 6 months or more than two years (the previous sentence was not more than 1 year).

For the driver of public transport of passengers or goods (0.25 grams/liter), the penalty shall be not less than one or more than three years (the previous sentence was not longer than 2 years).

Resistance to authority:  The driver of the vehicle involved in the authority that refuses to pass the ethyl doping will be punished with penalty of not less than six months and not more than four years (the previous sentence was not longer than 2 years).

Fugal the driver:  The driver after an accident flees shall be punished with penalty of not less than six months and not more than four years (the previous sentence was not more than 3 years)

Machine Operator:  The individual operating tools, equipment or machinery that represent risk or danger, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding six months or more than one year.

Drunk using weapons whoever in public place or putting in real risk of third parties (0.5 grams/liter) being drunk makes use or handling firearms; it shall be punished by no less than 1 year or more than three years.

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