Drunk-driving violations rise in Attica over holidays

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Around 200 drivers were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol in the Attica region over the long weekend.

Pentecost Monday was a holiday.

Athens traffic police said that most of the violators were stopped near nightclubs, restaurants and bars.

A total of 2,145 drivers underwent breathalyzer tests as traffic police hit the streets in higher numbers than usual from Friday to Monday night.

A traffic police statement said the force intends to increase checks to improve road safety.