About 35 fines drawn up after Latvia vs. The Czech Republic game

  • 2006-05-06
  • By TBT staff
On May 5, several tens of Latvian hockey fans ended the celebrations of the Czech-Latvian game with fines and protocols for using alcohol in public and being drunk. Some foreign hockey fans also had troubles.

"Five under aged children and one adult were taken to the police station, while the State Police detained six people," Riga Municipal Police spokeswoman Inese Timane told Baltic News Service. Most of them were detained for the alcohol use and minor hooliganism.

Overall, about 35 fines have been drawn up for using alcohol in a public places, including three fines on foreign guests. Five protocols on administrative offences were drawn up for being in a public place under alcohol abuse.

And about 38 people, including 12 foreign fans, were fined for being in a public place with an open bottle of alcoholic beverage.

Timane also said that after the game, hockey fans remained in the vicinity of Arena Riga, went to the Czech Embassy and wide celebrations were held in Riga's Old Town.