Prague hit-and-run driver faces eight years in jail

The police have charged 24-year-old man who killed a woman in a hit-and-run incident of causing death through negligence, failure to provide assistance and driving under the influence of illegal drugs. The man, Marek Půček, allegedly drove his black BMW into a bus stop at Náměstí Kinských in Prague 5 at about 4:30 AM on Tuesday, hitting a 21-year-old woman who died at the scene. He abandoned the car and fled before turning himself in to the police on Tuesday evening after his photograph had appeared all over the media. He now faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty.