Former finance minister son arrested over drunk car crash

April 2, 2012 18:07


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The son of former finance minister Avraham Hirschson is under arrest
following suspicions that he drove a female passenger on a motorcycle
while being well over the legal alcohol limit, and then getting into a
crash on Sunday night.

The female passenger, aged 24, was seriously injured in the accident.
Doctors at the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv are keeping her
sedated and hooked up to a ventilator. The woman may have suffered
brain damage, doctors said. Her motorcycle helmet was split in two
from the force of the crash, traffic investigators said.

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court extended Barak Hirschson's custody by
four days on Monday.

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