A Saudi prince, convicted of killing a man while drink driving in 2002, wants a judge in the US to throw out an arrest warrant issued after he violated his probation.
Bader Al Saud plead guilty to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in Massachusetts in 2005 after admitting killing Orlando Ramos while driving under the influence of alcohol, The Boston Herald reported.
The Saudi royal served more than seven months in jail before being escorted to the airport by federal officials and leaving the country upon his release.
In paperwork filed in federal court last week, Al Saud’s lawyers claim his departure relieved him of his responsibility to fulfill his probation, which included alcohol treatment.
A judge issued an arrest warrant, which was upheld by the state Supreme Judicial Court in April 2011.
In court documents Al Saud’s lawyers said the judge that sentenced him “started on the record at the time of sentencing that the defendant shall only be required to submit to probation conditions if he remains in the US after completing the committed portion of his sentence.”