The Moscow Prosecutor’s office approved the indictment in the case of a fatal accident involving actor Mikhail Efremov. About July 20, reported the Agency TASS with reference to the representative of the Prosecutor Lyudmila Nefedov.
She recalled that the actor is accused of a crime under paragraph “a” of part 4 of article 264 of the Criminal code “violation of a person administering car, traffic rules, committed in a state of intoxication, entailed on imprudence death of the person”.
The case will be transferred to the Presnenskiy district court of Moscow for consideration on the merits.
The actor can be punished with imprisonment from five to 12 years.
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 Zakharov from his injuries later died in hospital.
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.
On 9 June, the Tagansky district court of Moscow chose Yefremov the measure of restraint in the form of house arrest for two months. Russian media reported that during the meeting on election of a measure of restraint Efremov nodded in response to the question, whether he acknowledges guilt for an accident.
June 12, Efremov recorded a video messagein which he asked forgiveness for an accident. He, in particular, stated that he would not “COP out” from responsibility with the help of friends.
July 3, lawyer Elman Pashayev said that his client did not admit guilt in committing the accident. Pashayev says that Efremov “the crime never committed”, but from further declined to comment.