Chef Nick Bril wants to view camera footage of an accident involving an assistant chef

Chef Nick Bril wants to view camera footage of an accident involving an assistant chef
Chef Nick Bril wants to view camera footage of an accident involving an assistant chef
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It was on Monday, January 8, around 6 a.m. that Nick Bril left star restaurant The Jane after a party and ran into intern Joe Claridge (37) in the parking lot, with whom he had just left the restaurant. Bril himself called the emergency services and saw how his kitchen helper was seriously injured and taken to hospital. “My client was extensively questioned about that accident on Wednesday,” confirms his lawyer Omar Souidi. “The fact that this had to happen quite some time after the accident is not unusual in these types of files. On the day itself, my client was unable to be interviewed – he was in shock. The interrogation went well.”

The images from the surveillance camera at The Jane were also discussed. It would show that Claridge was already on the ground before the collision. “Neither my client nor I have seen those images yet,” says Souidi. “That is why Bril has now asked to view those images in the near future. To understand what happened there.”

Under the influence

According to sources from the Newspaper Bril had a blood alcohol content of 1.67 per mille at the time of the tragedy. That corresponds to eight drinks. Such alcohol intake undeniably affects a driver’s reaction speed and can also affect his vision.

Bril will probably be prosecuted for driving drunk. It is not yet a foregone conclusion whether he will also have to appear before the police judge for the traffic accident. “The investigation is ongoing,” says Souidi. The opponent, assistant chef Claridge, could not yet be questioned. It is unclear whether Bril could see the victim or not.

Joe Claridge is said to still be in a critical condition in hospital. “Every morning Nick Bril wakes up and hopes for good news about the man,” says Souidi. Bril is open to a conversation with Claridge’s family, but according to the lawyer, that conversation has not yet taken place.(cell, phu)

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