(Sabah Newspaper, 2 January 2011)
In Konya's Selçuk district the night before last, a driver who had
been out drinking and carousing with friends, noticed that police
were making sobriety checks at the approaching Adalhan intersection.
The driver, desperate for a solution, solicited help from passer-by
Haldun Torunoğlu (26), asking him to take the wheel up to the police
checkpoint. Torunoğlu agreed but when the police gave him the
breathalizer test his alcohol level showed 0.76 promil. The car's
original driver then scolded Torunoğlu for taking up the driver's
proposal when he knew he was high. Nevertheless, the driver
was not fined by police but Torunoğlu was given a summons for
590 Turkish Lira and had his license suspended for six months.
Torunoğlu then appealed to the original driver to pay his fine for
him. The bewildered original driver was left nonplussed.