Deputy police chief resigns over drunk driving

05-10-2002

The deputy president of the Czech police Miroslav Antl has resigned to his post. Mr. Antl had been drinking before causing a traffic accident in the east Bohemian town of Pardubice on Thursday. A breathalyser test proved that Mr Antl was over the limit when the crash occurred. Observers say Mr. Antl’s case could serve as a good example for Czech officials and politicians who usually do not even think of resigning after committing an offence.