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Barbera and the breathalyser test

'Regarding reports about the arrest of Hector Barbera on Friday night January 6, the rider would like to make the following clarifications...'
New Pramac Ducati MotoGP rider Hector Barbera has released this (translated) statement, which appears to partially confirm reports in the Spanish press that he was over the drink-drive limit when tested by police on January 6.

The breath alcohol limit for Spain is 0.25 mg/l...

'Regarding reports in various media about the arrest of Hector Barbera on Friday night January 6, the rider would like to make the following clarifications:

"On Friday night I celebrated one last family Christmas dinner attended by several friends, with whom we later left by car for Valencia. I was traveling as a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra with a friend, who was stopped in a breathalyser test and exceeded the limit allowed by law.

“It was he, not I, who gave the rate of 0.60. In this situation, since I had only had a drink of alcohol, the police suggested I take the car. But once again pulled me to be high to me also the control, which gave 0'32 and 0'28 [after] 20 minutes.

“I think that was irresponsible on my part, knowing that my condition was not intoxication, the fact perform this action, which I would like to apologize to my team, my sponsors and supporters of MotoGP.

“I guarantee that it will not happen again and [I will make myself] available to any association of victims of driving under the effects of alcohol for a session with them and set an example that should have been offered before. I'm sorry. "'

Barbera spent his first two seasons in MotoGP with Aspar Ducati.



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NutBallRacer

January 09, 2012 7:57 AM

Wow. If the police are willing to let you drive when your friend is too drunk, and you have also been drinking, hadn't you AND the police better make sure you're OK BEFORE you get behind the wheel? Something is fishy. Sounds like entrapment by the police. I wonder what was lost in the translation. Anyway, nice apology by Hector. That's the way to do it, once you are in the soup. Swiss Judge, you like to kick a man when he is down, and second-guess him, don't you. The guy made a big mistake, admitted it, gave no excuse, offered community service and promised not to do it again. What more did you want him to say.

Dannyboy

January 09, 2012 7:43 AM

When I read this it seemed like he wasn't even driving, then the police offered him to drive, but when tested he too was over the legal limit? So he didn't even do anything wrong really? Or did I misunderstand the translation?



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