The truck in which the arrested man was travelling
The Guardia Civil arrested a truck driver on the N-340 in Totana on Friday, who was a resident of Orihuela and five times over the alcohol limit.
A patrol from Lorca saw signs that the driver of the heavy goods vehicle was under the influence and stopped the vehicle.
The 45 year old Lithuanian man tested positive for 0.77 and 0.75 milligrams of alcohol per litre of air breathed, which is five times the limit of 0.15mg/l for professional drivers.
The vehicle was transporting watermelons and vegetables from Lébor in Totana to the UK. The officers immobilised it until the company that owns it was able to send another driver to collect it that night and continue the journey.
The suspect will face a fast track trial at Court of Instruction number 3 in Totana (Murcia).