Cars Seized From Drunk Drivers In Latvia Are Sent To Ukraine To Help War Effort
Written by Pheodora Waqanibaravi on March 11, 2023
Cars confiscated from drunk drivers in Latvia are being sent to Ukraine under a scheme designed to help the war effort there. The plan was approved by the Latvian parliament last month, and eight seized vehicles left a car pound in Riga on Wednesday and are due to cross the border soon. The first eight cars had a combined value of €18,500 (£16,500), and one owner had left a Russian flag pinned on his seized vehicle. Latvia has among the worst rates of drinking and driving in Europe, with an estimated 3,500 cases a year. Putin has repeatedly sought to justify the war in Ukraine as providing protection for Russian-speakers.