Intelligence agency sub-director arrested for suspected drunk driving following crash
Jorge Torres, assistant director of Costa Rica’s Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS), was arrested Sunday night after causing an accident while apparently driving under the influence of alcohol.
Torres crashed his car into another vehicle near the catholic church of San Antonio de Escazú, southwest of San José.
The DIS officer refused a breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident, according to Traffic Police officers. Both drivers were treated by Red Cross personnel, but no serious injuries were reported.
Torres was taken to a criminal court in Goicoechea, north of San José, where a blood sample was taken. Results are pending.
Torres was released in the early hours Monday and now will face charges for reckless driving. More charges could be pending.
You may be interested
Costa Rica has administered 25,000 vaccine shots, Caja saysThe Tico Times - January 15, 2021
Costa Rica’s public-health system has administered nearly 25,000 coronavirus vaccine shots, the Social Security System (Caja) reported. The figure —…
FAQ: The United States’ new Covid travel requirementsThe Tico Times - January 15, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that all international airline passengers flying to the United States must show proof…
UK bans South American, Panama arrivals over Brazil virus strainAFP - January 15, 2021
Britain will ban all arrivals from South America, Panama, Cape Verde and Portugal from 0400 GMT Friday over fears of…