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Post communion RTC: Drunk priest arrested

Parishioner has a lucky escape as unholy episode ends in priest answering some tough questions.

Post communion RTC: Drunk priest arrested

Date - 2nd January 2014
By - Orange
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A drunken priest is facing 12 years in prison after running over a parishioner in his car as she walked home from his church service.

Katarzyna Pawlak (41) from Lowicza, Poland, was taken to hospital with concussion after being hit after attending Mass.

A spokesman for the priest's diocese said: "With great regret and deep sorrow we received the news about the accident in which the victim was a woman hit by a car being driven by a priest after drinking alcohol.

"This situation deserves condemnation and never should have happened. Priests have to follow the same laws as everyone else. He should not drive a a car after drinking."

The 66-year-old priest was charged with drink driving and had his licence confiscated.

Police spokesman Urszula Szymczak said: "He wasn't detained as we didn't think it necessary. He was fully compliant and handed over all his documents for officers to inspect."

A hospital spokesperson said: "The woman has been lucky. She is being kept in hospital for observation but will make a full recovery."

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