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Slovene minister quits after caught drunk-driving

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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