MOSCOW (September 23, 2012)—Police in Moscow police have detained more than 130 drunken drivers over the past 24 hours, including a man who crashed his speeding car into a bus stop, killing seven people and injuring three others, authorities said.
Police said the car was traveling at more than 120 miles per hour when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which slammed into the bus stop.
The Interfax news agency reported that the driver, Alexander Maximov, 30, was arrested for drunken driving in 2010 and told police that prior to Saturday's accident he had been drinking for two days.
The driver also had received two speeding tickets this year.
Police report numerous arrests of drunken drivers, but the accident rate remains high, compounded by drivers who routinely speed and disobey traffic rules.