Lech Wałęsa’s grandson sentenced to prison for drunk driving and insulting police officers

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Dominik Wałęsa, the grandson of Solidarity legend and former Polish President Lech Wałęsa, has been sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison for drunk driving and insulting police officers.

The verdict issued by the Gdańsk District Court sentencing Dominik Wałęsa to prison is final, with the Gdańsk District Court maintaining its verdict from April 2019 after Wałęsa’s defenders and the prosecutor’s office appealed the verdict.

The decree also requires Dominik Wałęsa to face a six-year-long prohibition on driving vehicles and forces him to pay a €1,861 fine to charity.

According to the Gdańsk prosecutor’s office, on Feb. 25, 2018, Wałęsa was driving a car in Gdańsk without appropriate documents while under the influence, with 2.08 per mille of alcohol measured in his blood.

Dominik Wałęsa was weaving around the road, driving onto sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to flee, and crashing into other vehicles. He was also accused of insulting police officers and assaulting a security guard who tried to stop him.