Euro 2016 triggers extra alcohol checks

Belgian police are launching extra drink-drive checks this weekend as the Euro 2016 gets under way in France. The police point to figures from the past that show a doubling of road accidents on match days involving the Red Devils. Often these accidents are triggered by drink and this is why extra checks are now needed.

Drivers will be stopped and breathalysed. Drug checks will also be carried out and vehicle documents too will be examined.

More checks are expected in coming weeks. Extra checks will be concentrated on times when the Belgian squad are playing or have just won their match. The checks will be carried out on the motorways, but also on other roads.