Drunk Mercedes Driver Who Killed One Didn’t Have License
Dharsan Sutrisna, who was drunk behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz in Central Jakarta early on Monday when he crashed into three pedestrians, did not have drivers license, according to police.
Dharsan was reportedly speeding in his parent’s car when he killed one person and injured two others.
“The suspect was on his way to Kota from an apartment in Semanggi,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said on Tuesday. “He had drank vodka and wine in his apartment. When he drove [from] the apartment, he was speeding at more than 120 kilometers hour.”
When questioned by police after the accident, Dharsan, 31, admitted that he did not have a license. The Mercedes-Benz he was driving was reportedly owned by his parents.
Haryanto Sjary, Andry and Jamaludin were sitting near the traffic circle at 3 a.m. near the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle when Dharsan hit them the Mercedes. Haryanto was killed, and Andry and Jamaludin were injured.
Rikwanto said Dharsan faces up to 12 years in jail for allegedly violating two articles of the 2009 Law on Traffic and Road Transports.
This is the second reported case of an intoxicated driver killing pedestrians in Jakarta this year. In January, Afriani Susanti killed nine pedestrians after drinking, taking drugs and getting behind the wheel.
She was charged with murder and drug possession, for which she could face 15 years in prison.