NOVOSIBIRSK, 19 Feb – RIA Novosti. The Kirovsky District Court of Novosibirsk on Friday again refused to select a preventive measure, this time in the form of house arrest, for the driver who knocked down a woman with a child in a wheelchair in the yard, the court said.
On the afternoon of February 15, a driver born in 1972 in a Toyota Corolla in the courtyard of a house on Chistyakov Street in Novosibirsk knocked down a woman born in 1984 standing on the roadway, she was hospitalized with a broken leg. The child in the stroller was not injured. Investigators of the regional SUSK opened a criminal case against the man for attempted murder of a woman with a child out of hooliganism.
The Kirovsky District Court of Novosibirsk on Thursday refused to arrest the driver of the IC investigators. The man was released from custody in the courtroom. The head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, instructed his subordinates to petition a higher prosecutor to appeal the decision of the district court. On Friday, the court considered a new petition from the investigation – for the house arrest of the accused.
“The court refused to choose a preventive measure in the form of house arrest in respect of KA Volobuev, who is accused of attempting to intentionally inflict death on two persons, one of whom is a minor,” the court said in a statement.
In court, the accused and his defense lawyer were opposed to granting the investigator's motion, the prosecutor also stated that there were no grounds for satisfying the motion, since no evidence was presented to justify the choice of a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.
“The court session established that KA Volobuev is not suspected of committing other crimes, is a citizen of the Russian Federation, has a place of registration on the territory of Novosibirsk and a permanent place of residence, where he lives with his family, has a permanent place of work and official earnings, upon the call of the investigator and the court is, therefore, there are no grounds to believe that he can hide from the investigating authorities and the court. Information that the accused previously hid from the investigating authority is also not presented. Volobuev K.A. is not convicted, evidence otherwise, the case materials do not contain, accordingly, to believe that he can continue to engage in criminal activity, are absent, “- explained the decision in court.
A video of the incident was previously published in one of the popular VKontakte social networks. In the footage, a woman with a stroller, passing by a car parked on the sidewalk, opens her door and says something to the driver. He turns the car and knocks down a woman who has stopped on the road. In the commentary to the video, it was reported that the woman reprimanded the driver for parking in the wrong place.