Immigrants urge arrest of Moroccan drink-drive suspect

Immigrants in the northern city of Padua are urging for the arrest of a Moroccan man who killed a young Italian while driving under intoxication of alcohol. The group of immigrants, led by Muhammad Ahmed, a Moroccan journalist, launched their appeal during a taping that later appeared on Italian television. The unnamed Moroccan man had blood alcohol levels that were reportedly four times “normal” limits, when his car struck and killed Simone Bacchini on a scooter, and injured two others. The man is believed to have fled Italy to his native Morocco. Anti-immigrant Northern League members are also lobbying the European Parliament for the man’s arrest.

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