Drunken Cyclists Face the Slammer in Poland

2,000 Poles are in prison for drunken cycling
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2009 12:13 PM CDT
Drunken Cyclists Face the Slammer in Poland
2,000 Poles have been locked up for drunken cycling.   (Shutter stock)

Polish courts have left intact a law that allows two-year prison terms for drunken cyclists. Critics say bikers—2,000 of whom sit behind bars—should be treated like pedestrians, who face only fines for being drunk in public. The Constitutional Court dismissed that argument, saying the speedier transport uses main roads and is more dangerous, BBC reports.
(Read more Poland stories.)

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