Yakutia: drunken deputy shot down three pedestrians, one died
Deputy of the State Assembly of Yakutia Nikolay Rumyantsev became the culprit of a fatal accident.
As reported by RIA Novosti, a tragic accident occurred on September 7 on the 23rd km of the route Yakutsk - Namtsy. The 56-year-old driver of Nissan Patrol, being in a state of alcoholic intoxication, shot down three people who crossed the roadway in an unidentified place.
As a result of the incident, one of the victims died before the ambulance arrived, the Interior Ministry of Yakutia reported. Two other men, 32 and 37 years old, were hospitalized with injuries and bruises.
The ICR opened a criminal case under part 4 of Article 264 of the Criminal Code (Violation of Traffic Rules by a person driving a car committed in a state of intoxication, which resulted in the death of a person by imprudence).
The driver, who turned out to be Nikolay Rumyantsev, the deputy of the fifth convocation from the Namskoe single-mandate electoral district; it was confirmed by the press service of the Yakut State Assembly, he said, he did not notice pedestrians because of the rain and lack of street lighting. However, the medical examination established a state of alcoholic intoxication, in which Rumiantsev was at the time of the collision.
The press service of the Yakut State Assembly noted that the deputies, who are currently on vacation, have not yet made a decision regarding Rumyantsev. The autumn session is tentatively scheduled for the end of September.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).