Ibiza Jail for Drunk & Drugged Driver who killed Daniel Viñals

  • Regional Court Overturns Ibiza Judge’s Decision To Release The Driver On Bail.
  • MMB, Age 23, Now Remanded In Prison Awaiting Trial

The Provincial Court has granted an appeal filed by the prosecution against the decision of the magistrate of the Court of Instruction number 1 of Ibiza, Maria Luisa Bustillo, to release the 23-year-old driver who mortally wounded Daniel Viñals.

The Civil Guard enacted the order Monday 29th of May and took the accused to Ibiza prison.

On April 29th,  MMB, aged 23, was driving a SUV on the road linking Sant Josep with Sant Antoni. He hit two cyclists. One of them, Daniel Viñals, 34 years old and a well-known athlete of the island, passed away. The other cyclist was unhurt with no more than bruises.

Ibiza Jail for Drunk & Drugged Driver who killed Daniel Viñals
Ibiza Jail for Drunk & Drugged Driver who killed Daniel Viñals

The driver tested positive for Blood Alcohol Content with a result of 0.95 mg / l (four times the legal limit). He also tested positive for drugs. Both cocaine and methamphetamine were found in his system.

Ibiza Jail for Drunk & Drugged Driver who killed Daniel Viñals

Ibiza’s magistrate ordered that the accused be released on bail. The controversial decision was made despite the fact that both the Prosecutor’s Office and the private prosecutor, who is the lawyer of the deceased’s family, had asked for him to be remanded in custody without bail.

The regional court have now overturned that decision meaning MMB will remain in custody until his trial.