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The prime minister confirms that he was fined in the USA, 20 years ago, for driving under the influence of alcohol

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Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu admitted on Wednesday that he was imprisoned in the United States in a case of driving under the influence of alcohol, in 2000. He spent two days in prison. The information appeared before in the press.

 

It simply came to our notice then. It’s about DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol. I paid that fine, a very large fine. It’s a misdemeanor. I made a mistake 20 years ago. It is interesting that in four rounds of election with PSD this information did not appear, it is now revealed in the internal competition from PNL“, said Cî?u.

Prime Minister Florin Citu admitted on Wednesday that he was imprisoned in the United States in a case of driving under the influence of alcohol, in 2000. He spent two days in prison. The information appeared before in the press.

 

The prime minister mentioned that he was the one driving at that time, adding that he paid very dearly, being forced to sell his car as well. “It is not an event I am proud of,” said Florin Citu.

 

Asked if he informed the president Klaus Iohannis and the chairman of the National Liberal Party, Ludovic Orban about this situation, when he was appointed minister Cî?u replied while smiling: “It is a contravention. I also paid traffic fines in Romania “. 

 

The information that the prime minister Florin Citu spent two days in prison in the USA for driving under the influence of alcohol was initially published by the Flux24 portal.

 

Although PM Citu said he was a sentence for DUI, driving under the influence, on the Iowa court’s website is mentioned as OWI (operating while intoxicated).

Iowa state imposes mandatory minimum sentences for OWI convictions. The penalties increase depending on whether the driver has prior OWI convictions.

 

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