Traffic police in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province who were performing routine intoxication checks on drivers at a Yongjia county road were surprised to pull over a disciple from a local monastery who was driving while drunk on May 8, Wenzhou local news reports.
The driver, named Pan, cooperated with the police while he was asked to take a breath test to determine his alcohol level. The test result, 39mg/100ml, showed that Pan had indeed been boozing before cruising.
Pan confessed that he was a disciple at a local monastery, although he originally came from Anhui province. He said that he met and dined out with a long-lost friend in a restaurant and, caught up in the excitement of seeing each other again, he drank some beer despite it being against the credos he needed to follow. After having dinner, he insisted on sending his friend home in his car, and then he met the traffic police.
Pan was given a fine with 2,000 RMB and a six-month ban on driving penalties.
By Lucy Liu