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Alleged drunk driver held over Yom Kippur death of boy, 12, sent to house arrest

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The driver who fatally ran over over a 12-year-old boy on Yom Kippur, allegedly while drunk and under the influence of drugs, was released to house arrest by a court on Friday.

Eran Azoulay, 41, is accused of killing Barak Houry, 12, a resident of Ramat Gan, who was riding his bicycle on Route 4 near the town of Givat Shmu’el in the center of the country on the evening of Yom Kippur, earlier this month.

Following the crash, police detected over twice the legal limit of alcohol on Azoulay’s breath. He is also suspected of consuming drugs before getting behind the wheel. According to reports, Azoulay has 41 previous convictions for driving offenses, including drunk driving.

Police had requested the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court extend Azoulay’s detention until the indictment is filed against him, but the court denied the request and decided........

© The Times of Israel

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