Charges of Unlawful Killing Pressed against Former MP Lipsic

Former OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, January 23 (TASR) – Former OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic hasn’t yet received any notification concerning charges that have supposedly been pressed against him in relation to the fatal road accident that he was involved in last year, TASR learnt on Monday.

TV Markiza reported earlier in the day that charges of unlawful killing have been pressed against Lipsic.

“We can’t comment on the pressing of charges against Daniel L., because so far neither my client, nor I as his legal representative have received notification in this regard,” Lipsic’s lawyer and former long-term prosecutor Eva Misikova told TASR.

Bratislava Regional Police spokesperson Lucia Mihalikova told TV Markiza that based on evidence preceded by a careful study of received expert opinion from the Road Transport Department and other procedural steps, an investigator from Bratislava III District Police Directorate has pressed charges of unlawful killing against 43-year-old Lipsic.

The former MP when driving his car on September 19, 2016 ran over a 72-year-old pedestrian on Vajnorska Street in Bratislava. The senior citizen was taken to a Bratislava University Hospital facility in the borough of Ruzinov, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Lipsic, who renounced his MP’s mandate due to the accident, could face a sentence of up to five years in prison if found guilty of unlawful killing.