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Limo driver arrested for driving over brother-in-law

Limo driver was intoxicated, cops say

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Police arrested a limo driver who they say was drunk when he accidentally ran over his brother-in-law on Kings Highway.

Witnesses told responding officers that victim Viktor Avadyayev and suspect Yan Krainert had just come back from a shopping trip on Sunday and were unloading the trunk near Bedford Avenue at 6:50 pm when the car — which was still running — began to roll backwards.

Krainert ran to the driver’s seat as Avadyayev tried to stop the car from rolling, but when the suspect jumped in the car reversed faster, pulling his brother-in-law underneath the vehicle. The limo dragged Avadyayev several feet before it came to a stop, cops said.

“The car started jostling and then I saw my brother-in-law under the car, face down,” Krainert told investigators, according to court records.

Cops arrived and arrested Krainert, who was apparently under the influence. Investigators say Krainert admitted to having a shot of vodka, but cops found an empty bottle of scotch by the front seat. Detectives gave Krainert a Breathalyzer test which showed that the limo driver had the same amount of alcohol in his system as an 180-pound man would if he pounded five drinks.

Attempts to reach Krainert’s Legal Aid attorney was unsuccessful by press time.

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polar bear from 11211 says:
The victim (NYPD officer) was probably drunk too... I wonder if they both shared that Scotch...
Nov. 28, 2012, 3:20 pm

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