Sinsheim (dpa / lsw) - While fleeing the police, a drunk 18-year-old driver caused an accident with high damage early in the morning in Sinsheim (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis). He caught the eye of a police patrol because he sometimes used the wrong side of the road when leaving a parking lot at high speed, officials said on Saturday.
The man accelerated his vehicle, lost control and crashed into the fence of an automobile dealership. In addition to the fence, three high-quality used vehicles were also damaged. The damage to the three cars is 65,000 euros, the damage to the vehicle of the person who caused the accident is 5,000 euros. An alcohol test revealed a value of over 0.7 per mille.
The man has now lost his driver's license and he must also expect to be charged with endangering road traffic, leaving the scene of the accident without permission and taking part in an illegal street race.