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Danish national sent to prison for hit-and-run

Michael Nidoya, who drove drunk while working for the EU, was unprecedentedly extradited to Israel

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

Illustrative photo of the site of a Jerusalem hit-and-run accident (Matanya Tausig/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of the site of a Jerusalem hit-and-run accident (Matanya Tausig/Flash90)

Michael Nidoya, a Danish man who was recently extradited to Israel, was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison for seriously injuring a pedestrian in a 2009 hit-and-run incident in Jerusalem while driving drunk.

Nidoya worked for the European Union in the country at the time. After hitting the pedestrian, he fled to the Canary Islands. He was extradited to Israel with the assistance of Interpol.

It was the first time someone wanted for a traffic-related crime was handed over to Israel for trial.

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