Mercedes driver, who knocks down and kills Rosgvardia officer, arrested in absentia
The driver and the owner of the foreign-made car were put on the international wanted list.
Mercedes driver Alexander Lomov, who knocked down and killed the Rosgvardia officer was arrested in absentia. He and the owner of the foreign-made car Karen Gubasaryan were put on the international wanted list, reports to the Central Board of the MIA in Moscow.
The decision in absentia detention was taken by the Tverskoy District Court at the request of the Metropolitan Police Main Investigation Directorate’s investigator.
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, on December 13, 2016, the driver, who lost control of Mercedes G 63 AMG, at high speed, got to a sidewalk on the Bauman Street, as a result of which the 27-year-old Rosgvardia officer Yuri Karpov was killed. The impact was so strong that Karpov died before the doctors’ arrival. The rest of the passers-by miraculously popped out from under the wheels of the car.
On this incident, investigators have initiated a criminal case under the Art. 264 of the Russian Criminal Code (Violation of Traffic Rules and Rules for Operation of Transport Vehicles, which has, by negligence, entailed a human death).
Interestingly, the foreign-made car’s owner, 28-year-old native of Georgia Gubasaryan, was detained after the incident. He told the law enforcement officers that he was not familiar with the driver, whom has entrusted his expensive car. After providing this information to the police, Gubasaryan was soon released; the police officers for some reason had no further questions.
At the same time, the foreign-made car (plate number of E 963 EE 77) has gotten more than 100 administrative fines over the last year, most of which are for speeding, violation of the rules of the location of the vehicle on the roadway, ignoring the stop line and driving on bus lanes.
Video: Rosgvardia officer hit by Mercedes in Moscow
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.