Probe launched against former prosecutor of Elektrostal over violation of traffic rules that badly injured motorcyclist

The Moscow Region Main Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has started an investigation against former prosecutor of the town of Elektrostal Nikolai Shipunov. He is suspected of a crime under part 2 of article 264 of the RF Penal Code (violation of traffic rules entailing grievous bodily harm to a person).

According to investigators, at night of 9 August 2015, prosecutor Shipunov was driving an off-road vehicle in Noginsk District, Moscow Region. Near a rail crossing he ran over a motorcyclist and his passenger, who were standing in the front of a line of vehicles waiting for the crossing to be opened. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with bad injuries. According to an expert, the motorcyclist suffered grievous damage to his health in the accident.

Results of a forensic medical examination showed some alcohol in prosecutor’s blood. The accident was caught on dash cams which were confiscated and are now being studied.

At present a set of investigative operations are underway. The investigation is ongoing.