KIEV, December 29 (Itar-Tass) — Widely-known music producer and composer Konstantin Meladze for the time being is a witness in the case of the traffic accident, in which a woman died, said the head of the Kiev regional police department's public relations centre, Nikolai Zhukovich. The accident occurred near Kiev.
"He remains in the status of a witness. Under the new Criminal Code, there is no poof so far that he is guilty," Zhukovich said. Meladze is not barred from leaving. If the investigator has proof of his guilt, the court will decide what measure to take. For the present, Meladze can leave, the official said.
According to police, Meladze gave evidence and does not deny that he was at the wheel. The composer himself called an ambulance and police after the accident.
In the evening on December 27, not far from Kiev, the Lexus, at the wheel of which was Konstantin Meladze, struck Anna Pishchalo. The 30-year-old woman died. She left two children aged two and five.
Legal proceedings have been instituted over the accident with the fatality. Charges may be brought against Meladze after the investigation conclusions. The producer is not detained and not barred from leaving.