A man sits calmly at the table in the sun and drinks a beer - in the middle of the federal highway 2 in Kaltenbrunn. © Private
After the sensational table action on the main road in Kaltenbrunn, the "climate drinker" is now taking a stand through his lawyer. Why he started drinking beer in protest in the middle of the B2.
Kaltenbrunn – The short blockade action on the federal highway 2 in Kaltenbrunn last Friday is still causing a sensation in the aftermath. As is well known, a 45-year-old local had set up his table and chair there and enjoyed a beer. Emergency calls were received by the police, who ultimately took the man to the office (we reported). Now the victim is speaking out through his lawyer – and criticizing the law enforcement officers.
The man's version: It was a protest action. For an hour, he tried in vain to get across the road because of the heavy Pentecost travel. He stood on the side of the road and waited. That's why he finally took out his table and chair – and made himself comfortable on the B2. As a protest against the traffic in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district. This is explained by his lawyer Christian Langhorst in a press release. He also makes clear what the officers are accused of: "At no time was the police determined the alcoholization of the alleged perpetrator. In this respect, it is incorrect to speak of a heavily intoxicated resident." However, it is unclear why the man did not take the underpass, which leads to the other side not far from the road.
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The 45-year-old spontaneously decided to take his protest to the outside world
Langhorst emphasizes that the 45-year-old has decided ad hoc to carry his protest to the outside world – "against the increasing transit traffic and the burden of travel and heavy traffic, which cuts the village into two parts".
In fact, there was no breathalyzer test. This is confirmed by Paul Klette, spokesman for the police inspectorate in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. "The man vehemently resisted it." He also did not want to go to the hospital for a blood test. But it was obvious to the officers that he was heavily drunk. The hospital did not want to take him in, which is why the officers took him to the police station – a so-called preventive custody, explains Langhorst. This is to prevent – similar to climate adhesives – that the suspect continues immediately. On Saturday morning at around 7 a.m., the accused was allowed to leave the inspection.
Lawyer criticizes the actions of the police - the accused was mobile and not stuck
However, the lawyer would also have seen other ways to deal with the person concerned. "You could have just taken your table, chair and him aside, everything was mobile after all." Unlike activists of the "Last Generation", who stick themselves or even concrete.
With the latter, the local police would have proceeded in the same way as with the local. This is assured by Burdock. The officials are now investigating for endangering road traffic. For Langhorst incomprehensible: "Whether there was a concrete danger to individual road users, may be doubted at this point," he writes. "Especially if the speed of passage through the district of Kaltenbrunn at the time of the crime was hardly more than 30 kilometers per hour." Whether the order to take the resident into custody was legal "will become clear in the course of the proceedings".
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