June 16, 2018 / 7:10 PM / 5 months ago

Moscow taxi driver was not drunk: traffic authority

A damaged taxi, which ran into a crowd of people, is evacuated in central Moscow, Russia June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Staff

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The taxi driver who drove into pedestrians in the center of Moscow on Saturday was not drunk, the Moscow traffic authority said.

A taxi plowed into a crowd near Moscow’s Red Square, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Roche

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