Often, police officers stop people for traffic control despite a court order prohibiting them from driving. Violation of such a ban is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Two drivers stopped by the Szczytno police last weekend found out about it.
On Friday (May 12, 2023), around 09:00, the officer on duty of the Szczytno division received a report about a road incident on Polska Street in Szczytno. The result of the draw shows that Barton, a 65-year-old resident of Szczytno, who was driving a moped, did not keep a safe distance from the car in front of him and hit the back of a Volvo driven by a 55-year-old man – a former resident of the district of Szczytno. The drivers were safe and uninjured. Officers fined the 65-year-old man.
Police officers from Szczycień detained two drivers who drove despite a court ban. The first man was detained by the Szczytno “traffic police” patrol in the village of Zabiele in the Wielbark district on Friday (May 12, 2023) after 10:00. A 33-year-old resident of the Wielbark district was sitting behind the wheel of a moped. The police confirmed the identity of the man and the car he was driving. It was revealed that the 33-year-old was banned from driving all vehicles for life, which has been in effect since September 2016.
The next day (May 13, 2023), around 1:00 pm, on Wyspiańskiego Street in Szczytno, police officers from the patrol and intervention department stopped a Skoda car for inspection. The car was driven by a 32-year-old resident of Szczytno. During the inspection, it turned out that the person had a driving ban. This ban has been implemented since June 2020 for the next 48 months. Now the men will answer in court for their mistakes. Failure to comply with the prescribed penalty measures is punishable by imprisonment of up to 5 years.
On Sunday (May 14, 2023), just before 09:00 on Chodkiewicza Street in Wielbark, Szczytno “traffic police” police arrested a motorcyclist. The man exceeded the speed limit in the built-up area by 55 km/h. He is a 64-year-old resident of Iława district. The officers suspended the man’s driving license and fined him.
According to Art. 244 of the Penal Code, the driver commits an offense of disobeying a court-imposed driving ban, when the driving ban is valid and the driver is still driving. In that case, the court can order the driver to be imprisoned from 3 months to 5 years.