KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: The Court of Appeals overturned the First Instance Court’s verdict against a Hungarian accused of consuming intoxicants in a public place, refrained from issuing any ruling and acquitted the accused.
According to the police statement, a police officer spotted the defendant who appeared to be intoxicated and in his hand was a plastic cup which contained liquid substance which appeared like alcohol.
When police approached the defendant to inquire, the defendant said he has been drinking a little, although according to the forensic medical report, the defendant’s urine sample did not contain any trace of alcohol or its main ingredients.
In his defense was Attorney Abdul-Muhsin Al-Qattan who faulted the procedure taken by the arresting officer, saying it lacked legal ground so he asked the court to acquit his client.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud