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.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.