Daiva Gineikaitė, the chief of Lithuania's National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture who is suspected of involvement in a drunk driving accident, is stepping down.
Daiva Gineikaitė
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

The news was confirmed to Elta by the Ministry of Agriculture on Monday.

Gineikaitė is suspected is drunk driving and causing a traffic accident.

The investigation into a suspected attempt to cover up Gineikaitė's intoxication is carried out by the Special Investigation Service (STT) and Kaunas Clinical Hospital.

Gineikaitė was involved in a traffic accident in Kaunas on December 19. The police said on-site breath test showed 1.66 permil alcohol in her bloodstream, but Gineikaitė challenged the results and insisted on a blood test at Kaunas Clinical Hospital.

She had been on a leave of absence pending the investigation.

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