Lawyer are of the family of Sergei Zakharov, who died in a road accident with the participation of Russian actor Mikhail Yefremov suggested that the actor may result in probation. This Alexander Dobrovinsky said in an interview with TV channel “Rain”.
“You know that Mikhail Olegovich not a gangster, you know, this is a normal intelligent person, so it will weigh, of course, to court much. He has six children, he honored the artist, you know, for him – and it’s perfectly okay to stand up the whole shop and probably all the Moscow intelligentsia. This somehow will help the defense quite seriously to lower the bar. I believe that it is possible that Mikhail Olegovich can get five, six, seven years of probation. It is quite possible. This is my assumption, nothing more,” said the defender.
He said that he had sent a request to the traffic police regarding other violations of Ephraim.
“It’s one of the lines that I am very interested in because, really, if at the time Michael was taken away rights, you know, this terrible tragedy would not have happened… yet it seems to me that there is some corruption component, it can not be. This is the whole effect of a known entity, which is stopped by the representative of the traffic police. I suspect many talking about the fact that after all Michael went, it was not his first trip to the state of alcoholic intoxication. I suspect that after all it was released. But if we all fulfill the law, if he were deprived of rights, then, again, this tragedy would not have happened. I just think that it is our civic duty to punish the perpetrators,” – said Dobrovinsky.
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.
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.
Against the actor opened a criminal case under article about violation of traffic rules, entailed death of the person. In addition, the police filed a case of drug dealing. Ephraim threatens from five till 12 years of imprisonment.
On 9 June, the Tagansky district court of Moscow chose Yefremov the measure of restraint in the form of house arrest for two months.
Efremov on 13 June recorded a video message to the people and the relatives of the deceased Zakharova.