Ex-Aznar spokesman detained on drink-driving charge

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez found by police to be four times over the legal limit

A news camera gets a shot of some of the damage done by the car of Miguel Ángel Rodríguez. / ULY MARTIN (EL PAÍS)

An ex-spokesman for the former government of Prime Minister José María Aznar was detained by police in the early hours of Friday morning in Madrid after hitting a number of parked cars in a narrow street. He was found to be four times over the legal alcohol limit.

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, the secretary of state for communication under Aznar’s Popular Party government from 1996 to 1998, hit two vehicles on the left of the street, and, after turning sharply, hit another on the right.

After arriving at the scene, the municipal police breathalyzed Rodríguez. The test gave a reading of 0.99 grams of alcohol per liter of air expelled. The limit is 0.25 grams. Rodríguez was charged with drunk driving and faces trial on May 20. He later apologized for the incident on his Twitter account.

Y ADEMÁS...

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

LATIN AMERICA

Sluggish economy forces Brazil into structural reforms

Carla Jiménez São Paulo

Winner of Sunday’s presidential election will have to balance public finances

Brazil’s presidential race divides the country in two

Polls show a dead heat between Rousseff and Neves ahead of Sunday’s runoff vote

Mexican Prosecutor admits mistakes were made when exhuming Iguala mass graves

The parents of the 43 missing students say they do not trust the official investigation

Inflation now everyday battle for millions of Argentineans

Francisco Peregil Buenos Aires

Government has refused unions’ request for wage rise to mitigate high prices

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50

Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana