Yesterday, Wednesday evening, the police were called to a traffic accident in St. Radegund because a heavily intoxicated person had driven a car into a horse stable and was behaving aggressively. The driver, a 54-year-old Romanian national, could not be found on site for the time being.
The car that was totaled was still in front of the stable building there. A horse trailer and a tie beam were damaged. The car was recovered by the St. Radegund fire department.
Meanwhile, the police officers were able to find the driver of the accident in his accommodation. The 54-year-old refused an alcohol mat test and a clinical examination for impairment by narcotic drugs. In the accused’s accommodation, the police officers found dried cannabis plants hanging up. During the subsequent search, a jar with flowers that had already been harvested and utensils for consuming addictive substances (grinder, pipe) were found and seized.
Since the 54-year-old could not show a valid driver’s license and told the officials that he wanted to drive to Romania the following day, a security deposit was collected. Reports to the Braunau district authority and to the Ried public prosecutor’s office will follow.