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 Night chase in Kyiv participant Khrapachevskyi released on his own recognizance

The court has released BMW driver Rostyslav Khrapachevskyi, who was escaping from dramatic pursuit by police in Kyiv on the night of Feb. 7, on his own recognizance.

The Holosiivskyi district court in Kyiv has imposed such pretrial restriction on the driver today, Censor.NET reports citing Lіga.

The court has rejected the motion of the prosecution to place Khrapachevskyi under the house arrest with a 24/7 watch as a pretrial restriction.

According to the court's decision, the driver has been banned to visit points of alcohol sale. He has been obliged to "make every effort to find a job". Khrapachevskyi has also been restricted to leave Kyiv without the permission of the investigator.

See more: Drunk driver in Kyiv hits police officer, drags him on hood. PHOTOS

The patrol police officers used firearms chasing BMW in Kyiv on the night of Feb. 7. 17-year-old passenger of the car was killed as a result. The policeman was arrested. Several hundred people held a rally in his support on the Sofiivska Square in Kyiv Feb. 21. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko voiced support for the police officer as well. The prosecution requested to place the driver under the house arrest.

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