POL-MA: Helmstadt/ Rhein-Neckar-Kreis: A drunk Kia driver collided with …

POL-MA: Helmstadt/ Rhein-Neckar-Kreis: A drunk Kia driver collided with …


Mannheim Police Headquarters

Helmstadt/ Rhein-Neckar district (ots)

A road user reported a Kia involved in an accident on the B292 at around 2pm on Wednesday. The 40-year-old driver informed the road user that he had already called a towing service and did not need the police. The police officers were able to find the car involved in the accident and its driver at the Reichartshausen junction. The Kia driver lost control of his car on his way home and collided first with the guard on the left and then after about 200 meters stopped on the guard road on the right. Because the driver’s side tires had come loose from the relevant axle due to the force of the collision with the crash barrier, the vehicle was no longer roadworthy. Since police officers could smell the odor of alcohol from the 40-year-old man, a breath alcohol test was conducted. This resulted in a value of around 1.3 per thousand. The 40-year-old Kia driver is now facing criminal charges for endangering road traffic due to intoxication and having to accompany the patrol car crew to the station for a blood test. The damage to the crash barrier was EUR 500 and the Kia about EUR 7,000. The driver was not injured.

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