Trial begins in Berlin: the accused admits chase with police
After a rapid flight from the police, a suspected drug dealer stood before the Berlin district court. The allegations would essentially apply, the 25-year-old said on Tuesday at the start of the trial. According to the indictment, the man had drugs in the vehicle when he was to be subjected to a general traffic check in the Charlottenburg district in February 2019. He drove off with screeching tires and had a chase with the police. People were not hurt.
The 25-year-old, who was most recently a waiter, is said to have raced through the city at up to 80 kilometers an hour. According to the prosecution, he ignored six red traffic lights, drove serpentine lines and in some cases encountered oncoming traffic. After all, he got stuck between a house wall and a pillar at Prager Platz in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. On the wall there was damage of around 2400 euros.
When the accused continued his escape on foot, he only gave up by threatening to use firearms and two signal shots. Overall, his behavior that night was "a mistake," said the 25-year-old. He put his guns in the car because an acquaintance threatened him. The lawsuit over armed drug trafficking, road traffic hazards, banned motor racing, property damage and escape is continuing on November 15. (AP)