The accused Dušan Dědeček, who while drunk caused a tragic car accident at the Zochova bus stop in the center of Bratislava with five victims, spoke for the first time about the fateful night. The district court decided on Thursday that he will be prosecuted at large. The prosecutor appealed and wants to prosecute him in custody.
Accused Dušan Dědeček flees from journalists from the Bratislava District Court building on October 6, 2022
At the beginning, the grandfather apologized to the journalists for running away quickly after Thursday’s hearing of the district court. He then talked about his feelings and why he asked for his release.
He is very sorry for what he did. “I’m sorry for the wasted lives. I don’t know how to express my regret for all this, and even if the parents probably won’t accept it, I want to ask them for reconciliation, for regret and for an apology,” he said.
According to him, he was not aggressive at the scene of the accident. “There were people who directly attacked me. I don’t remember yelling at anyone or being aggressive. I knew what I did. I’m ready to take the blame. With one swipe of my hand I erased all the good I did and I’ve lost it. I’ll probably never be the same again,” declared Dědeček.
When asked why he got behind the wheel in such a state, he answered that he could not justify it logically. It is said that no one prevented him from getting into the car.
As he went on to say, that Sunday his son and granddaughter visited him and drank about two rums. He went to work because he had to unlock the office and his colleagues couldn’t. The grandfather claims that he has never driven under the influence of alcohol before and does not consider himself a road pirate, although he has exceeded the speed limit many times.
From the pre-trial detention cell, he sent a letter to the Deaflympic Committee of Slovakia because he wants the organization to continue, the accused said. He has not yet written to the families of the victims.
He also commented on media reports that he wanted to take his own life in the cell. “At such a stage, one considers all values. I have certain goals. I’ll keep it to myself,” he continued in the interview. “I tried to turn back time in the cell, but you keep opening your eyes and waking up on the same day. It can’t be done,” he said.
According to his words, he asked to be released from custody so that he could hand over access passwords and other important documents to his successor in the Deaflympic Committee. He plans to participate in the decision on his custody before the Regional Court. He claims that he does not plan to escape anywhere and is ready to take the blame. “I will cry for my sin. I will take what I have,” added the accused.
In the end, he also addressed the families of the victims. “I would like to ask their forgiveness. My feelings will never compare to what the parents of the victims are going through, but it’s a different type of hell,” declared Dědeček.
Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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