A drunk mechanic driving a police armored van hit a motorcyclist in Colombia’s second-largest city, Medellin, authorities have confirmed.
A civilian mechanic took the armored car out of a repair depot in the northern Medellin suburb of Caribe and just a few blocks away hit the motorcyclist, the Medellin Mobility Department said on Wednesday.
Fortunately the motorcyclist, a local TV cameraman for Telemedellin, suffered only minor injuries.
The mechanic has had his license suspended after registering a level 2 on a breath test taken after the collision. He had stayed inside the vehicle for a full 15 minutes after the crash, before he exited stinking of alcohol and without any documents.
The police were also fined $472 because the vehicle was unroadworthy at the time.
Police have not yet commented on how a civilian came to be driving the armored car.
Site of crash
- Borracho manejo tanqueta de la Policía por las calles de Medellin (El Colombiano)
- Hombre ebrio atropella motociclista con tanqueta de Policía (Caracol)