Man suspected of intentionally running over 6 people

Incident follows fight inside Rishon Lezion nightclub; club owner allegedly tries to destroy CCTV footage.

April 6, 2007 14:33
Man suspected of intentionally running over 6 people

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Rishon Lezion Police arrested a 23-year-old man early Friday morning on suspicion of intentionally running over six people in his car after he was ejected from a nightclub in the city following a fight. From the initial investigation it emerged that after the suspect was thrown out of the club, he climbed into his car and mounted the sidewalk, wounding one person moderately and five lightly. The six were evacuated to Asaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin. Four of the casualties were allegedly involved in the fight, which spilled over into the street outside the club. The suspect told his interrogators that he accidentally drove onto the sidewalk after he had fled the club and six people, who he claimed had attacked him. A Rishon Lezion court remanded the suspect for a further five days in custody. The owner of the nightclub was also questioned by police on suspicion that he tried to destroy the close circuit television footage of the incident.

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