Lithuanians in court for vehicular homicide in Sandefjord

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On Monday, the lawsuit begins against a 33-year-old man from Lithuania who is charged with negligent murder of a woman in Sandefjord in a car crash in April.

Vestfold District Court in Larvik has set aside three days for the case.

In addition to the indictment of negligent homicide, the man is charged with imposing another in a helpless condition, driving while intoxicated, driving without a driver’s license, and using amphetamine and cocaine.

The collision occurred in Lahelle Road in Sandefjord on April 12 this year. A married couple in their 50s were mowed down when a silver gray Audi A3 cut out of the Lahelle road in Sandefjord and onto the pedestrian and bicycle path that runs in parallel. The car disappeared from the scene after the collision.

The injured man sustained a serious knee injury.

The Lithuanian turned himself in to the police almost a day after the incident. He has admitted to negligent driving. This was reported by his then defender, lawyer Ole Petter Breistøl, to NTB in connection with a prison meeting.

Attorney Geir Jesinsky meets as the man’s defender during the trial, but has not had the opportunity to comment on the case.

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