Public Prosecutor to appeal release of DUI chauffuer in accident leaving two marines dead PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 21:35
Wednesday afternoon a judge ordered the release of a Dutch marine who was the driver of the car in a tragic accident which resulted in the death of two of his colleagues. The 23-year-old marine will be judged and sentenced according to Dutch law on Aruba, he will remain on the island awaiting the trial.
The Public Prosecutor will appeal the judge's decision. The accident took place on March 9, a few minutes after 10:30 p.m. The chauffeur was DUI and speeding when he lost control over the Chevrolet Impala and drove it into a road security barrier in Mahuma. Both men on the passenger side of the car died. Casper Hendrikse (25), in the front passenger seat lost his right arm and died after arrival at the hospital and Frank Kerpel, who was seated behind Hendrikse, slipped into a coma and died a few days after the accident.
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