Daiva Gineikaitė, head of the National Land Service (NZT) under the Ministry of Agriculture, has been temporarily placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an investigation into whether or not she was driving under the influence of alcohol when she caused a traffic accident in Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city. The decision was made after her meeting with Agriculture Minister Virginija Baltraitienė on Monday.
Daiva Gineikaitė
© Verslo žinios / J.Grigelytės nuotr.

"I do not have any reproaches to the head of the National Land Service regarding her work. However, here we are dealing with an event that must be thoroughly investigated and then a relevant decision will follow. If it is confirmed that the NZT chief was driving under the influence the strictest measures will be applied," Minister Baltraitiene said.

Gineikaitė started heading the NZT on 17 December, 2014.

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