Van Damme in court over traffic accident

6th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 September 2006, BRUSSELS — Belgian film star Jean-Claude Van Damme will appear in court for allegedly refusing a breath test after being involved in a traffic accident in Knokke-Heist on Sunday morning.

6 September 2006

BRUSSELS — Belgian film star Jean-Claude Van Damme will appear in court for allegedly refusing a breath test after being involved in a traffic accident in Knokke-Heist on Sunday morning. 

Besides a fine, the magistrate can also impose a driving ban on Van Damme, newspaper 'Het Gazet van Antwerpen' reported on Wednesday.
 
If a motorist refuses to undergo a breath test, the public prosecution office can immediately suspend the motorist's licence even if it is a foreign driver's licence.
 
Public prosecutor Jean-Marie Berkvens said Van Damme's licence was not suspended because the prosecution was not informed about the incident.

"Why the incident was not immediately reported to the public prosecution is a question that concerns the prosecution and chief of police in Knokke-Heist," Berkvens said.
   
The prosecution has refused to comment further on the case.

Van Damme was involved in a traffic accident at 6am on Sunday in the coastal resort of Knokke-Heist. It has not yet been confirmed whether he suffered any injuries.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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