8 years and two months in prison and a lifetime driving ban are the sentences 33-year-old Łukasz P. He heard today in the District Court in Częstochowa (Silesian Voivodeship). The man drove into a taxi driver who was getting into his car after finishing the course. After causing the accident, the perpetrator fled the scene on foot. He had over three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The court found Łukasz P. guilty of both offenses. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison for causing a fatal accident, 1 year and 6 months for driving while intoxicated, and sentenced to a total of 8 years and 2 months in prison.
He was also banned from driving for life. The man is also to pay the wife and son of the deceased taxi driver PLN 30,000 in compensation and pay PLN 8,000 to the Victims’ Assistance Fund and Post-penitentiary Assistance. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings.
The prosecutor’s office, which demanded a 12-year sentence for the accused, will submit a request for a written justification of the sentence, which is an announcement of the appeal.
Łukasz P.’s defense attorney is also considering an appeal.
The judgment is invalid.
He heard two charges
Łukasz P., who killed a 66-year-old on December 26, heard two charges. The first one concerns causing a fatal accident while intoxicated and fleeing the scene. Second, drunk driving. The man pleaded guilty to causing the accident and driving while intoxicated, but not to fleeing. He declined to comment during the investigation.
He was facing up to 12 years in prison for the charges.
He hit a taxi driver and was detained at his place of residence
The accident happened on Monday, December 26, 2022, after 5 p.m. on Bohaterów Katynia Street in Częstochowa.
– A 33-year-old drunk driving a Peugeot hit a 66-year-old man getting into the Ford from the driver’s side. The 66-year-old was driving a Ford, but he had to stop the car for a while and get out of it. The incident allegedly happened when the driver wanted to get back behind the wheel, the podkom reported. Sabina Chyra-Giereś.
The man died at the scene as a result of his injuries despite the help provided. The 66-year-old was a taxi driver. The accident happened when he was finishing one of the courses. – When the taxi driver was returning to the car after handing over the luggage to his client, a speeding car drove into him – said Piotr Wróblewski from the District Prosecutor’s Office in Częstochowa.
The drunken 33-year-old left the car and fled on foot, but was apprehended. His sobriety test showed more than three times the legal limit of alcohol.
Main photo source: Silesian police