Duisenberg fined in drink driving case

Wim Duisenberg, the former president of the European Central Bank, has been fined EUR300 for drink driving after being breathalysed before Christmas.

Duisenberg, 68, who retired as president last November to make way for Jean-Claude Trichet of France, was found to be over the legal alcohol limit after taking a random test on 18 December in Amsterdam.

A prosecution spokesman said "He paid the fine and that brings an end to this case". The minimum penalty for drink-driving in the Netherlands is E