Police in Borgarnes and Akranes, west Iceland, have caught more drivers under the influence of narcotics than alcohol this year, 129 compared with 101. The Capital Region Police has caught one driver on drugs every day on average this year.
“The reason for the high number of these violations is that drug consumption has become part of partying,” Borgarnes Chief of Police Theodór Thórdarson told Fréttabladid.
Thórdarson said his team members have their eyes open and know how to spot drivers who are high on drugs. The police in Borgarnes have been active in catching such drivers despite having only nine police officers.
The police in Borgarnes have also caught people who are trying to smuggle drugs from the capital region to other parts of the country, in two such cases the drivers were high and the passengers carried drugs inside their bodies.