Ex-SNS chair Slota sentenced for drunk driving

The prosecutor, however, has appealed the verdict, asking for stricter punishment.

Ján SlotaJán Slota (Source: SME)

The district court in Žilina sentenced Ján Slota, former chair of the Slovak National Party (SNS), with a six-month conditional imprisonment with one-year conditional suspension and six-year ban on driving for causing an accident in the village of Porúbka (Žilina Region) in January.

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The prosecutor, however, appealed the ruling, saying the punishment should be stricter, spokesperson for the regional prosecutor’s office in Žilina Milan Cisarik told the SITA newswire.

Read also: Judge released former SNS head, prosecutor appeals Read more 

The accident occurred on January 18, when Slota’s Porsche Cayenne crashed into an Audi S6 and subsequently into a Suzuki SX4. Slota refused both a breathalyser and blood test for alcohol. The drivers of the other two vehicles were not under the influence, as the tests confirmed.

Based on the opinion of a doctor, Slota could not be placed into a cell after the accident and was rather hospitalised, SITA wrote.

Slota already had a similar accident in Čadca (Žilina Region) back in 2013. He was punished with a €5,000 fine and a 16-month ban from driving.

Read also: Slota gets 16-month driving ban Read more 

 

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