With at least 102 kilometers per hour and strong painkillers in his blood, a 23-year-old man drove the wrong way in Silkeborg in June last year.
In the car was a 16-year-old boy who lost his life.
This appears from the indictment in the case, where the 23-year-old man is charged. He will appear before the Court in Viborg on Tuesday, where the trial will begin.
The driver is charged with reckless driving, driving under the influence of tramadol and negligent homicide.
According to the indictment, the man was driving over 100 percent too fast in an area where the speed limit was 50 kilometers per hour.
He also had such a large amount of the painkiller tramadol in his blood that it exceeded the trivial limit, it is claimed. And he had no prescription for the medication.
Tramadol belongs to the drug group opioids, like morphine, oxycodone and codeine. Opioids are used for pain relief.
They can have a sedating effect, affect consciousness and induce intoxication in patients or users of them.
So says Søren Bøgevig, who is a senior physician in the clinical pharmacology department at Bispebjerg Hospital and associated with the Poison Line.
– As soon as you have substances that affect your level of consciousness and reaction speed, it is not smart to drive a vehicle, just like with alcohol, he says.
Tramadol is classified as dangerous for road safety.
The accident took place on 29 June 2022 at around 21:40. The car drove along Oslovej and further along Søholt Parkvej in Silkeborg.
The indictment states that the man drove the car in a particularly reckless manner.
At one point during the drive, he lost control of the car, causing it to crash into a curb and a road sign. It then flew into a tree and ended up on the roof.
The 23-year-old admits to having driven the car and the actual accident that happened. Nicolai Berg, who is the defense attorney for the defendant, says so.
But the charge of the influence of tramadol and of having driven more than 100 percent too fast, the 23-year-old denies guilt.
The prosecution will claim that the man must have been deprived of the right to drive for a period of time. In addition, the prosecutor will demand that the car be confiscated.
In addition to Tuesday, the case is scheduled for May 26 and May 31.
The case has been brought as a jury trial, so it is expected that the prosecution will demand a sentence of at least four years.
Source: Kristeligt Dagblad – Latest articles. by www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk.
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