During the reading of the judgment, which took place in the Court of Espinho, district of Aveiro, the presiding judge of the collective that judged the case considered it proved that the defendants, aged between 27 and 50 years old, decided to steal to get money to buy drugs .
The most severe penalty, eight years and nine months, was imposed on the driver of the stolen vehicle, who was also accused of dangerous driving.
The court proved that this defendant “carried out various maneuvers of movement against the cross and passages in red” during the police chase, which took place in the early hours of October 3, 2019, in the city of Porto.
It also proved that, after the car was immobilized, after hitting a post, the defendant “tried to attack PSP agents who were trying to remove him from the vehicle”, which is why he was also convicted of a crime of resistance and coercion about employee.
In addition to these crimes, the defendant was also convicted of five crimes of theft, two of which in the attempted form, and two of simple theft.
The man, who is in preventive detention, was also banned from driving motor vehicles for a period of one year.
The other two occupants of the vehicle, a man who is in custody under another lawsuit and a woman who is in preventive detention, were sentenced to five and a half years and four years and three months in prison, respectively, for various crimes of theft. in consummate and tried form.
In the case of women, the court decided not to suspend the sentence because she has a criminal record for crimes of theft and is undergoing drug treatment.
Still in the same trial, the court sentenced another man, who is being held under another lawsuit, to five years and nine months in prison, on a legal basis, for a crime of theft, 10 crimes of simple theft and forgery of aggravated document .
The case also had a fifth defendant who was acquitted of all crimes of which she was accused.
Source: Correio da Manhã by www.cmjornal.pt.
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