A drunk resident of Greater Poland, returning from the harvest festival, fell out of the carriage. The 74-year-old was hospitalized. As it turned out, the coachman was also drunk.
The incident took place on Sunday at 19:20 on Wiejska Street in Książenice (Greater Poland Voivodeship). Two men were returning to their home in Ostrzeszów in a horse-drawn carriage after a harvest festival in Grabów on the Prosna River. The 71-year-old was driving. At one point, the 74-year-old fell out of the cab onto the pavement and crashed.
– The policemen sent to the site found that the 71-year-old inhabitant of Ostrzeszów was driving a horse-drawn carriage while under the influence of alcohol, informs Magdalena Hańdziuk, the press spokesman of the Ostrzeszów police.
The coachman had over two per mille of alcohol in the exhaled air. His passenger was not examined, but – according to the policewoman – he was in a state of intoxication.
It ended up with bruises
The man was taken to hospital in Ostrów Wielkopolski. – The police established that he had been injured in less than seven days – explained Hańdziuk.
The proceedings in the case are conducted by the District Police Headquarters in Ostrzeszów. The driver will be responsible for driving a non-motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He is facing up to 14 days in jail or a fine.
Main photo source: KPP Ostrzeszów