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Woman dragged by car for 3 kilometers

A 25-year-old Polish woman was killed early yesterday morning in Treis Gefyres, western Athens, after being run over by a car outside a night spot and dragged through the city’s streets under the vehicle for more than 3 kilometers, police said. The driver, 26, told police that he was made aware of the tragic event only after witnesses to the accident followed him home and informed him about the body that was stuck under the car. An alcohol test showed that the driver’s blood alcohol reading was above the legal limit but police said that it was not excessively high. The driver was taken to a local hospital for blood tests. The man said that the music in his car had been turned up loud as he returned home from an outing along with two female friends and he had not heard anything unusual.