Rio’s Lei Seca Drunk Driving Operations Increase for 2017 Carnival

Officials report there will be 65 road checkpoint actions during this Carnival period, including during the day, in the exits of major blocos, beaches and waterfalls of the state.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Operação Lei Seca (Operation Dry Law) in Rio de Janeiro will reinforce the state-wide actions of inspection and awareness during the Carnival this year, according to government news reports.

The anti-drinking and driving law was passed in 2008 as a zero tolerance law for drivers with any measurable content of alcohol in their blood, and the operation was introduced in Rio de Janeiro . . .

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