In Omsk, the Court Found the Owner of a Motor Boat Guilty of the Death of a Passenger

Omsk District Court of the Omsk Region on October 23, 2017 sentenced a criminal case against a 40-year-old local resident. He was found guilty of committing a crime under Part 2 of Art. 268 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the rules of traffic safety and the use of vehicles by another participant of the traffic, if this act entailed inadvertently the death of a person). This was reported by the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office.

The court found that on the evening of July 8, 2017, seven unfamiliar men approached the citizen, who asked them for a free ride on his motorboat Ob-M. As a result, he allowed the placement on board the vehicle of eight people, including himself, thereby doubling the maximum number of people on board.

At the same time, he reliably knew that there were no mandatory means of saving drowning people on the boat, such as the rescue end of Aleksandrov, and that all passengers were provided with lifejackets.

Having sailed on the indicated boat from the bank of the Irtysh River, following 10 meters from the shore near the village of Troitskoe in the Omsk region, violating the rules of traffic safety and the operation of vehicles, he allowed water to enter the passenger compartment, causing the engine to stop, and the ship began to sink .

On his instructions, the young people on board jumped into the water and sailed towards the shore.

As a result of the incident, the 29-year-old passenger of the ship, who did not have a life jacket and other means of escape, drowned.

The convicted 40-year-old local resident pleaded guilty in full, petitioned to consider the criminal case in a special order.

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When passing sentence, the Omsk District Court took into account the opinion of the father of the deceased man who did not insist on severe punishment and determined for the defendant 1 year 6 months of probation with probation for 2 years.

In addition, the court deprived him of the right for three years to engage in activities related to the management of small vessels.

The verdict did not enter into legal force.