Drunk police kill fifth victim

AN ELDERLY woman lost a leg on February 2 in Prešov after she was struck by a drunk-driving police academy student. It was the fifth serious accident involving bodily harm or death that intoxicated police have caused this year.

The latest culprit, Robert L., 23, of Prešov, was found to have 1.4 parts per thousand of alcohol in his blood.

Police were involved in two other accidents over the weekend, and in one the police driver left the scene after hitting a motorcyclist.

Interior Minister Ivan Šimko said after the latest tragedy that he would ensure police crimes were tried in future before a military rather than civilian court.

Top stories

News digest: National Gallery prepares for its big move

Kids and pensioners will get tablets used in last year's census, the highest ski slope opens to skiers, and there are fewer fake banknotes.


13 h
A lookout point on the hike to the Babky peak in the Western Tatras on January 23, 2022.

Weekend: Which big stars will gig in Bratislava and Prague in 2022?

As usual, you will also find weekend hiking tips in the Spectacular Slovakia Roundup.


21 h
Bratislava airport

Slovaks often find it hard to believe someone wants to live in their country

Homecoming may also not be easy because of how returning Slovaks are received at home.


27. jan
The Three Borders (Trojhraničie or Trojmedzie), a place where the countries of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria meet.

The Three Borders near Bratislava is accessible again, legally

Visitors will likely catch a glimpse of the largest flying bird in Europe wintering here.


24. jan
Skryť Close ad