No outcome in Verstappen vandalism case
28 August 2012 – Magistrates in Roermond will not be ruling over a case of vandalism involving former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen. The situation has been declared inadmissible after an error was made by the public prosecutor.
Verstappen was summoned by the prosecution on suspicion of destroying two telephones as well as a purse and jewelry. For such minor offences, the public attorney should have offered a settlement – such as a fine – before taking the case to court.
Also taken into account by the judge was the massive media exposure and negative consequences this has had for the personal and business interests of the 40-year-old.
Earlier this year, Verstappen was also suspected of manslaughter after he was accused of deliberately driving a car into his ex girlfriend. That case has already been stood down through a lack of evidence.