Ex-deputy from Yakutia who knocked down three people convicted of drunk driving
One of the pedestrians died at the scene.
The court in Yakutia sentenced former deputy of the State Assembly of the Republic Nikolay Rumyantsev for driving while drunk, which caused the death of a person, to 3.5 years in a colony-settlement, the press service of the ICR regional administration reports. People's elect knocked down three pedestrians, one of whom died at the scene of an accident.
On the evening of September 2017, Nissan Patrol rammed three people walking along the side of the road. The driver was Rumyantsev, he asked one of the witnesses to call an ambulance, and he told the police about the accident. According to the ex-deputy, that evening there was poor visibility due to rain, but the investigation accused Rumyantsev of speeding and driving being drunk.
According to REN TV, a year before the accident, Rumyantsev introduced a ‘dry law' in the republic to reduce the number of car accidents. At the same time, Rumyantsev has got fines for speeding 30 times and caught him drunk seven times behind the wheel.
The ex-deputy and relatives of the deceased men intend to appeal the verdict.