Former minister's son charged with drunk driving

Hirschson was driving a motorcycle with his partner Noam Solomon when he crashed, injuring his partner.

April 5, 2012 15:28
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Police and ZAKA in Hod Hasharon

Police in Hod Hasharon 311. (photo credit: Zaka / Anshil Za'ak)

The Police Prosecutor's Office in Tel Aviv filed Thursday an indictment with the Tel Aviv Traffic Court against Barak Hirschson, son of former finance minister Avraham Hirschson, for drunk driving, driving recklessly and causing a substantial injury.

Hirschson was driving a motorcycle on Sunday with his partner Noam Solomon, allegedly while intoxicated, when he crashed, injuring his partner in the process. 

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According to the indictment, Hirschson's blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident was 1.5 times higher than the legal limit.

It also alleges that Hirschson was intoxicated to such an extent that he ignored the road and flow of traffic, deviated rightwards and collided with the sidewalk on Aharon Tzvi Street.

Due to the impact, Solomon flew off the motorcycle and her head smashed into a hard object. Her head and spinal column were injured as a result.

Solomon, 24 years old, is still hospitalized in urgent care at Sourasky Medical Center, and her condition is critical.

The police requested the court extend Hirschson's remand until the end of the proceedings as well as to confiscate his driver's license.

A blood test is also being conducted to ascertain if Hirschson was driving under the influence of drugs, but police are still waiting to receive the results.

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