President Requests Investigation of Croatian Navy Commander for Speeding

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ZAGREB, February 2, 2020 – President and Armed Forces’ Supreme Commander Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Saturday requested an investigation into the case of Croatian Navy Commander Ivo Raffanelli, who was seen to be in a car that was driven at an excessive speed on Friday.

The request for the investigation and disciplinary action followed after on Friday media outlets released footage of a Defence Ministry car being driven at the speed of more than 200 kilometres per hour on a motorway in southern Croatia.

The footage shows that the car was driven by an official chauffeur and that Raffanelli was a passenger. He later explained that he was returning from the funeral of Major Marin Klarin in Zadar to his town of Tučepi for his urgent private reasons. The Rear Admiral Raffanelli says he assumes responsibility and is ready to accept sanctions if it is established that the car was moving at excessive speed, according to a press release the ministry sent to the media.

Pilot Klarin is one of the two victims who recently died in a helicopter crash off šibenik.

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