In the framework of the investigation about road accident with participation of Russian actor Mikhail Yefremov, the police opened a new criminal case about the sale of drugs, announced June 10 main Department of the MIA of Russia in Moscow.
The investigation was transferred to the main investigative Department of GU MVD in Moscow, which earlier demanded the Prosecutor’s office.
“During the investigation an established fact of sale of drugs to the driver by unidentified persons. The main investigation Department brought criminal case on signs of the crime provided for in article 228.1 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation”, – is told in the message.
Immediately after the accident in the Russian police said that, according to the examination, Efremov sat behind the wheel in an alcohol intoxication. 9 June, the Russian media reportedthat the actor tests found traces of cocaine and cannabinoids. 10 June in the Moscow Prosecutor’s office confirmed that at the time of the accident Efremov was able to not only alcohol, but drugs.
The Agency RBC noted that the criminal case about sale of drugs in parallel with the case of crime committed in a condition of narcotic intoxication, – the usual practice in the Russian Federation. Lawyer Arseniy Levinson told the news Agency that hasto such things – obviously hopeless, “which then hang suspended.”
56-year-old Efremov provoked a traffic accident in Central Moscow on the evening of 8 June: Smolenskaya square, he was behind the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove into the oncoming lane and collided with a van “Lada”. The van driver from the got injuries died later in the hospital.
Against the actor opened a criminal case under article about violation of traffic rules, entailed death of the person. He faces from five to 12 years in prison.
On 9 June, the Tagansky district court of Moscow chose Ephraim, measure the actor in the form of house arrest for two months.
Efremov – Soviet and Russian theatre and cinema actor, TV presenter. He is the son of the Creator of the theatre “the Contemporary” Oleg Efremova. Known reading satirical poems, in the framework of the project “Citizen poet”.