Traffic Law Sees 1st Big Legal Challenge

January 30, 2009

A woman arrested with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit is temporarily off the hook after a judge has suspended all reckless driving trials until discrepancies between the newly passed Traffic Law and the country’s Penal Code can be resolved. David Hernández, a judge in the fasttrack court, known as the Tribunal de Flagrancia, says the new law does not specify the criteria, including what and where a person is driving, to judge the event.

Crisan Acuña Aguilar was arrested at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 1. She allegedly registered a 2.24 blood-alcohol level, well above the 0.75 legal limit, and is charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. She is free until the courts resolve the matter and can hear her case again.

This is the first serious legal challenge to the much-criticized reformed Traffic Law, which was enacted Dec. 23.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica
Peace Talks
460 views
Peace Talks
460 views

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2018

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams will headline the first PeaceJam Youth Summit in Costa Rica next month. The event, scheduled…

The energy of sound
Pic of the Day
465 views
Pic of the Day
465 views

The energy of sound

Alissa Grosskopf - October 19, 2018

“Sound is vibration, vibration is energy and that energy is light,” said Costa Rican musician Carlos "Tapado" Vargas. Apart from…

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’
Nicaragua
835 views
Nicaragua
835 views

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’

Katherine Stanley - October 19, 2018

When Alvaro Leiva took the stage at a recent fundraiser for Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants in Costa Rica, all eyes…