Report: Suspect in TA hit-and-run caught speeding in France

January 1, 2012 02:25


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The Frenchman who killed Israeli woman Lee Zeitouni in a Tel Aviv hit-and-run accident and fled to France in September was arrested by French police for driving 156 kilometers-per-hour, Israeli media reported Saturday night.

According to the reports, Claude Issac Hayat was freed after paying a fine for speeding.

The incident came days after Hayat and Eric Rubic, who was in the car with him when he hit Zeitouni, admitted being guilty of her death, but refused to go on trial in Israel for fear they would suffer from “anti-French sentiment.”

Last week, France’s first lady Carla Bruni sent a letter to Zeitouni’s mother, Kate, in which she promised that justice would be served in the case.

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