Man jailed for 17.5 years for mowing down, killing volunteer cop at sobriety checkpoint

Amichai Carmely. (Courtesy)
Amichai Carmely. (Courtesy)

A man is sentenced to 17.5 years in jail by the Lod District Court for mowing down and killing a volunteer police officer at a checkpoint set up to catch drunk drivers.

Amichai Carmely, 46, was killed when a vehicle plowed into the checkpoint in the central city of Rishon Lezion in 2022. He is survived by his wife and two teenage children.

Rani Al-Kimlat, 31, from Rahat, is convicted of negligent homicide, drunk driving, grievous bodily harm and reckless driving.

He is ordered to pay compensation to Carmely’s family and the other officers injured in the incident, the Ynet news site reports.

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