Crackdown on Drunk Sailors

What shall we do with a drunken sailor? Breathalyse him! This is one of the powers the Swedish Coastguard has been given in order to stop drink-driving on the seas.

From 1st July they will also have the right to confiscate the driving licence, boat and even the car keys of anyone suspected of driving a boat when under the influence of alcohol.

The law come in response to the increase in drink-driving incidents on the seas in Sweden; a problem that escalates over the summer months.