Police arrested a Danish marine for violating police regulation by urinating on the Reykjavík District Court building on Saturday night. According to police, the man was very drunk and was made to sleep it off in a cell.
“The captain of his ship came the next day, bailed him out and apologized to the Icelandic nation on behalf of the Danish Navy,” a senior police officer on duty told Fréttabladid.
Police in the capital region have begun to react to violations like these with tougher punishments to improve the situation in downtown Reykjavík on weekend nights.
On Saturday night 24 people were arrested for violations of police regulation, most for urinating in public places like the Danish marine’s violation.
If they admit guilt they are fined on the spot, but if they contest the charge the case will go through a more complicated process, which can lead to higher fines.