Police deny that they released the drunk driver
The information that an hour before the accident police stopped the head of Perechyn district state administration is not true. This was reported by the chief of the National Police in Transcarpathian region Roman Stefanyshyn on his page on Facebook.
"Today, July 14, a number of media outlets reported that shortly before the fatal accident in Perechyn, where the driver ran over two women, the police officers had seen him at the scene of another road accident and let him go. This information is not true. That evening, the police indeed received a report of an accident in the village of Vorochovo, Perechyn district. The police arrived at the scene, but the persons involved in the accident were not there. The police officers contacted the applicant by phone, and he explained that he did not need help from the police anymore; he had settled the case with the driver of the car that had hit his vehicle and did not have any further complaints. Today, an official inspection into this matter has been initited, law enforcement officers found the applicant and asked him to come to the police station to clarify all the circumstances. The man was interviewed, he confirmed in writing that he had refused from the police intervention that evening. Therefore, the response team of the patrol police was not working with the head of the Perechyn DSA and did not record the fact of his alcoholic intoxication. Recall that on July 13, in the evening, the head of the Perechyn district state administration ran over two pedestrians, one of the whom died. According to physicians, he was in a state of intoxication. The driver was detained, he has already been notified of being suspected under Part 2 of Art. 286 of the CCU".
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