Ukrainian Heiress Weeps Uncontrollably As She’s Detained After Killing Six In Horror Crash
Alyona Zaitseva, 20, will held in custody for two months pending an investigation despite an extraordinary appeal to allow her multi-millionaire father to compensate her victims and their families.
A court in Kharkiv was told that contrary to earlier denials there was evidence in a urine test of drug-taking, consistent with cannabis use.
A blood test showed her clear of alcohol and drugs, and further analysis has been ordered.
The glamorous oligarch’s daughter was seen in tears alone in the courtroom cage at the start of a legal process which could see her jailed for a maximum ten years after a crash which left a street in the Ukrainian city looking like a “war zone” with bodies strewn on a pavement.
In an extraordinary message from the dock to the bereaved and injured, the weeping heiress said: “I am sorry that this situation happened and people suffered.
“This is the only thing that truly concerns me now.
“I am hoping that families will allow my parents to help them because this is the worst that could happen.
“All my thoughts are about it.”
Her lawyer had sought home arrest for her but a judge ruled that she must remain in a detention prison for two months pending a criminal investigation into alleged dangerous driving causing deaths and injuries.
She had been fined for speeding four times before the incident.
The court heart Alyona had been travelling at more than 60mph in her Lexus before ramming into pedestrians at a crossing in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Local MP and advisor to the Ukrainian Internior Ministry Anton Gerashchenko claimed said she had ten previous motoring fines, including four for speeding, two this year.
He said: “During last two years the Lexus driver has been caught eight times by Kharkiv traffic patrol for violating traffic rules.”
This involved speeding, jumping red lights, and violating parking rules.
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