MK Marciano
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MK Marciano pulled over by traffic police, flees scene

Labor faction chairman pulled over for shaving while driving, tries to snatch citation forms from officers

Knesset Member Yoram Marciano was pulled over Thursday by Traffic Police volunteers for shaving while driving, and tried to snatch the citation forms from one of the volunteers.


According to the officers, the Labor faction chairman, who made headlines a few months ago when he was involved in a nightclub brawl, was caught on road 44 near Ramla.


They said that when the MK realized he was about to be slapped with a NIS 250 fine, he identified himself and proceeded to call the head of Knesset security. A short while later, Marciano attempted to snatch the citation forms and his driver’s license from the volunteers and then fled the scene.


Traffic Police spokesman Doron Ben-Amo told Ynet that the matter would be brought before the Knesset’s legal council to examine the possibility of filing charges against the MK for obstructing the work of an on-duty police officer.


The citation would be sent to Marciano by mail, the spokesman said.


Marciano admitted to shaving while driving but denied fleeing the scene.


Amnon Meranda contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 07.12.07, 22:43
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