Janoušek trial to continue after court experts disagree

Court-appointed experts in the trial on hit and run charges of influential Prague businessman Roman Janoušek have disagreed over where the victim was standing when the alleged incident took place. The court now has to commission a revised expert report on the matter. The state prosecutor has accused Mr. Janoušek of attempted murder and driving under the influence, charges that could carry a sentence of up to 18 years in prison. Mr. Janoušek, who is said to have been close to former Prague mayor Pavel Bém, was arrested in March last year after apparently knocking down a woman whose car he had just hit before speeding off.

Author: Ian Willoughby