Court authorizes detention of businessman Dyminsky
A court has authorized the detention of businessman Petro Dyminsky, who is suspected of committing a high-profile traffic accident in Lviv region in August 2017, the press secretary for Ukraine's prosecutor general, Larysa Sarhan, has said.
"The court has granted a petition from the Prosecutor General's Office and provided permission to detain Dyminsky and bring him to court to select a measure of restraint – custody," she wrote on her Facebook page late on Tuesday, December 12.
As reported, on August 18, a car from a motorcade of a businessman and owner of FC Karpaty Lviv, Dyminsky, crashed into an Opel, which was driven by 31-year-old Natalia Trila. The woman died in the accident. Her relatives said that it was businessman Dyminsky who was driving the Mercedes.
At the same time, one of his security guards, Andriy Borsch, told the police that he was driving a car during the accident. He was taken into custody by a court ruling.
On August 22, Dyminsky flew out to Switzerland.
On August 23, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said, referring to the expertise, that there was another man behind the wheel, not the detained security guard.
In early September, Lviv Regional Court of Appeal changed the measure of restraint for Borsch from custody to round-the-clock house arrest.
On December 9, Trila's mother, Maria, said that the damage caused by the road accident had been fully compensated and also withdrew the powers of attorney given out to third parties for representation of her interests in courts and other bodies with respect to the road accident.
"I have no financial claims in connection with this road accident, which I testify with my signature," Maria Trila said in a statement addressed to the investigator and the prosecutor.
According to Borsch's lawyer, thus "they finally managed to apologize to the mother of the woman who died in the accident on August 18."
It was reported on December 12 that Dyminsky had been notified of suspicion in committing a crime under Part 2, Article 286 (violating road traffic rules or the driving of vehicles by persons that caused the death of a victim) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. A petition to court was also prepared to authorize his detention and choose a measure of restraint in the form of custody.
At the same time, criminal proceedings against Borsch were closed due to the absence of a criminal offense in his actions.