Case of Verkhoturye mayor who run over a boy terminated
Aleksey Likhanov has been quit for a 1-thousand-ruble ($15) fine.
Mayor of the Ural city of Verkhoturye, Aleksey Likhanov, has been found not guilty in the case of a running-down accident involving a 12-year-old boy. The accident took place in the autumn of 2018. The city head run over a boy who ran into the street. After that, the scared boy run away. Likhanov also left the scene of the accident without reporting it to the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate. In the evening, after learning what had happened, the boy’s parents reported it to the police.
“It wasn’t me who run over the boy, rather, it was his fault,” Aleksey Likhanov later said. Proceedings under Art. 12.24 of the Russian Code Of Administrative Offences (Violation of Traffic Rules or Rules for Operation of a Transport Vehicle Entailing the Infliction of Slight or a Medium-Severity Harm to the Health of the Victim) were initiated.
The forensic expert recognized that the injuries did not harm the boy’s health. The case was terminated on these grounds,” the Propaganda Department of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate in the Sverdlovsk region said. Thus, the mayor got away with a 1-thousand-ruble fine under Art. 12.27 (Failure to Carry Out Duties in Connection with a Road Accident) and Art. 12.18 (Violating the Rules Established for the Movement of Transport Vehicles in Built-Up Areas).
“I have pleaded guilty of violating the traffic rules and paid the fine only out of respect for employees of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate. But there was no violation on my part. If it had not been for you reporting on it, there would not have been anything at all,” Aleksey Likhanov told Ura.ru.
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