Court Order in Case of Daniel Lipsic’s Traffic Incident Valid

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

Bratislava, October 16 (TASR) – The court criminal order regarding the traffic incident case of former MP and interior minister [2010-12] Daniel Lipsic has become valid, TASR learnt from Bratislava Regional Court spokesman Pavol Adamciak on Monday.

“The court order dated from September 19, 2017, became valid on October 10, 2017, as no appeal was lodged against it within the period stipulated by law,” said Adamciak.

In late September, Bratislava District Court III found Lipsic guilty of manslaughter and sentenced him to a suspended sentence of three years with a five year probation. Furthermore, the court also banned the former MP from driving motorised vehicles of any kind for six years, ordered him to undergo an education programme aimed at traffic accident prevention and safety awareness and pay all damages to the bereaved family.

On September 19, 2016, the former MP ran over a 72-year-old pedestrian with his car on Vajnorska Street in Bratislava. The senior citizen was taken to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The accused gave up his seat as an MP as well as the NOVA party leadership in response to the accident.