The case of the judge who, while intoxicated, hit a serviceman to death at a checkpoint in Kyiv, has been submitted to court


The indictment against the former head of the Makariv District Court of Kyiv Region has been submitted to court.

In early August, SBI employees completed a pre-trial investigation into a judge who caused a fatal road accident at a checkpoint in Kyiv while driving a car. The accident killed a 23-year-old serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine.

During the investigation, a total of 18 examinations were undertaken, including forensic, chemical, technical and other examinations. As the judge has professional knowledge and extensive judicial practice in dealing with road traffic crimes, he attempted to distort the contents of the biological samples to conceal the state of intoxication.

Despite this, forensic examinations confirmed the alcohol content of the samples provided. The state of intoxication was also confirmed by the conclusions of other examinations. According to the results of automotive, trace and technical examinations, violations of traffic rules, failure to comply with road signs and significant speeding at the time of the collision were proved.

The judge is suspected of violating the rules of road safety while being intoxicated, which caused the death of the victim (Part 3 of Article 286-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 10 years.

The case is under the supervision of the Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office.

As previously reported, on 26 May, around midnight, a judge driving a car hit a serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine. As a result of the accident, the National Guard serviceman died on the spot from his injuries.