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Lehto freed over accident

JJ Lehto cleared of charges relating to the death of a friend in a boating accident
JJ Lehto has been acquitted of drink driving over a boating accident back in 2010 that killed one of his friend.

The former F1 driver was sentenced to two years and four months in prison last year by a district court, which found him guilty on evidence that suggested he was in control of the boat when it crashed into a bridge.

Lehto launched an appeal against the sentence, with a court of appeal hearing ruling that it couldn't be proven if he was in fact behind the wheel at the time the accident occurred.

The 46-year-old drove in F1 from 1989 to 1994, taking a best finish of third in the 1991 San Marino Grand Prix, and then went on to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours, where he took overall victory in both 1995 and 2005.



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richard

November 30, 2012 6:44 PM

odb. are you not a believer in "innocent until proven guilty"? you certainly do not know if jj was at the wheel or not, so therefore he is innocent. if you have proof that he WAS piloting, then maybe you should contact the finnish authorities.



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