Union leader charged with murder, involved in confusing 3-way wreck
Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry investigates a three-way crash involving two Justice Ministry vehicles, one of which transported union leader Blas Peralta from the prison to court, where he has been charged with murdering former Santo Domingo State University UASD director Mateo Aquino.
First reports of the collision in Boca Chica affirm that a vehicle had pursued the one carrying Peralta and then rammed it from behind at the beach town of Boca Chica. Peralta is due in court today
However at least one of the official vehicles shows severe damage in the front end.
The Justice Ministry tweeted that Peralta was transferred from the correctional facility at San Pedro to the Ciudad Nueva courthouse in Santo Domingo without incident. “Two of the high-risk transfer units were involved in a collision with a third vehicle. This didn’t prevent the accused from being transferred to the National District Office of the Prosecutor unhurt, both he and the agents.”
Another tweet said road incident is under investigation.
According to reports the accident took place around 9:30am on the Las Americas Highway.
“We are investigating to determine if it was intencional if it was an accident. We cannot affirm anything thus far. What’s important is that this case is that he arrived at the Office of the Prosecutor, that no one was hurt and that the case is being investigated,” tweeted Justice Ministry spokeswoman Tessie Sánchez.
April 15, 2016
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