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December 10, 2022
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Former mayor driving without a license held in hit-and-run accident

Hunedoara police put Cornel Cornean, 50, a former mayor of the commune of Branisca, under 24-hour arrest on the basis of a prosecutor-issued ordinance, after he drove a car with forged matriculation plates without a license, hit a moped driver and passenger and fled the site of the accident. He was caught a short time after he committed the accident. He is to appear before Deva judges, with prosecutors applying for a preventive arrest warrant being issued against the accused. The accident happened on the road crossing the village of Boz that belongs to the commune where he had served two terms as mayor. Mediafax quoted Hunedoara County Police spokeswoman, Chief Agent Adriana Voinea, as saying that the driver would not take a breathalyzer test and opposed been taken blood-alcohol samples at the Deva Emergency Hospital. The male was filed criminal charges for driving a motor vehicle without a license, bodily harm, refusal to be taken biological sampling, fleeing the site of the accident, driving without a license a vehicle with forged matriculation plate numbers,” Voinea said. According to the mayor in office, Teodor Lazar, former mayor Cornel Cornean, had been until a few months ago a local councillor affiliated with the Social-Democrat Party (PSD), yet he was suspended for being absent at several council meetings. “I have suspended PSD councillor Cornel Cornean from his post, as he did not attend several sessions. The suspension was challenged in court, with the action pending,” Mayor Teodor Lazar said.

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