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A resident of Boryslava will spend 12 years behind bars for a traffic accident with fatal consequences

A 21-year-old resident of Boryslav was convicted of a public accusation by the Lviv Regional Prosecutor’s Office. He was found guilty of violating road safety rules by a person who drives a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and drugs, which caused the death of several people (Part 4 of Article 286-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Also deprived of the right to drive vehicles for a period of 10 years.

On August 24, 2021, at around 10:00 p.m., a large-scale traffic accident occurred in Drohobych region.

Prosecutors proved in court that the accused was driving a Volkswagen without a driver’s license and at the same time was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He drove into the oncoming lane and collided with a taxi.

As a result of the accident, the driver of the oncoming car and two of his passengers, including a minor, died on the spot. Another six passengers of both cars received injuries of varying severity.

The pre-trial investigation was carried out by the investigators of the Main Department of the National Police in the Lviv Region.

There is currently an appeal period for the decision.

Department of Information Policy
Lviv Regional Prosecutor’s Office

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