Slovene minister quits after caught drunk-driving
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 23:49
Ljubljana: A Slovenian minister has resigned hours after being caught driving drunk.

Minister for Regional Development Henrik Gjerkes said yesterday that his behaviour was "unacceptable" and had to step down.

Gjerkes's was found to be driving a government car with 0.64 milligrams of alcohol per litre of blood, nearly three times the allowed level.

He says he had a few glasses at the Christmas party at work and was stopped by the police because he was driving slowly on the emergency lane with a flat tire.

Gjerkes belongs to DESUS, a pensioners,' a junior coalition partner in the government.

The leader of the party, Karl Erjavec, says Gjerkes made a mistake, "but showed moral character" when resigning.


First Published: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 23:49

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