Man who drove Maserati down Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps charged with ‘aggravated injury’


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A person who drove his Maserati down the Trinita dei Monti staircase in Rome – referred to as the Spanish Steps within the UK – has been charged with “aggravated injury to cultural and monumental belongings”.

The incident, which came about within the early hours of Wednesday morning, was captured on CCTV.

Nonetheless photos from the footage present the automotive on the prime of the 135-step staircase because it begins its steep descent.

The driving force fled the scene.

Automobile particulars led investigators to a automotive rental firm in Milan, and so they have been capable of present the driving force’s particulars.

Border Police labored with officers in Rome to search out him.

The 37-year-old overseas nationwide, who was not named, was apprehended at Malpensa airport, within the north of Italy, when he tried to return the automotive.

Rome’s heritage safety physique have stated the automotive precipitated fractures to the sixteenth and twenty ninth steps of the right-hand staircase, in keeping with CNN.

The steps have been briefly mounted to permit continued pedestrian use.

Officers later shared photos of the incident on Fb, with the message: “The particular person answerable for the injury to Trinita dei Monti has been tracked down and reported.”

Border Police worked with officers in Rome to find the driver. Pic. Facebook/Polizia Roma Capitale
Border Police labored with officers in Rome and nabbed the driving force on the airport. Pic. Fb/Polizia Roma Capitale

The Spanish Steps are on a steep slope between Piazza di Spagna (one in all Rome’s most well-known squares) on the base and the Piazza Trinita dei Monti church on the prime.

The world-famous landmark was constructed between 1723 and 1725, and has appeared in numerous movies through the years together with Roman Vacation, The Proficient Mr Ripley and The Man From Uncle.

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