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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Man Who Killed 6 People DUI Gets 10 Years

Andriy Poltavets, 37, the heavily drunk man who killed four adults and two children after plowing his SUV into a crowd at a tram station in Kharkiv, has received 10 years’ imprisonment. That’s less than two years for every person killed by Poltavets, who has a past history of DUI.

The ruling, which includes a 3-year suspension of driver’s license, was made today, Channel 5 reports. Asked about how she felt, a relative of one of the victims expressed feelings of injustice and insecurity.

So here’s what “one law for all” means in this case: Once you get drunk and get in that car and start killing people, there’s no limit to how many people you can kill. You’ll only get 10 years, plus a 3-year suspension of drivers’ license. Well, perhaps you’ll even get paroled, which means you can start killing even sooner!

Welcome to Ukraine!


Anonymous said...

That's pretty bad.

Taras said...

It's horrible.

Anonymous said...

So what are people in Ukraine going to do about it?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this post. I recently heard about a DUI lawyer in San Diego whose client ended up getting 10 years because in addition to driving drunk, they also had a child with them in the car, and when I say child, I mean that they had a little baby with them. I can’t think of anything more irresponsible than that. There wasn’t much that the lawyer could do in regards to plea this guys case, when you do something like that, they simply throw the book at you.