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Swiss politician fined 10,000 for crash that injured 17 year old scooter driver

Local News // Oct. 31, 2016
Swiss politician fined 10,000 for crash that injured 17 year old scooter driver

A Swiss politician has been sentenced after colliding with a 17-year-old scooter driver last September in Lenzburg,

The former president of the Liberal Radical (FDP) Party Philipp Müller faces a 150-day suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 francs.

The prosecution in Aargau found him guilty of incapacitated driving and causing grievous bodily harm through negligence. The woman suffered serious leg injuries according to news agencies.

The investigation found that Mr Müller's car had drifted into the wrong lane as he was tired due to sleep apnea syndrome.

But the prosecution in Aargau said he should have been aware of his fatigue, because the brake assistance and lane departure warning had been repeatedly activated.

At the time of the accident, Phillip Müller was campaigning for the federal election. After the accident, he suspended his campaign "out of respect for the young woman." 

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