Ephraim lawyer will raise in court the question of whether the actor behind the wheel

. Attorney Michael Ephraim Elman Pashayev hinted that the actor was driving his car during an accident on the Garden ring.

In comments to RT, he said that he intends to raise the issue in court.

"The issue of whether there was Efremov driving the car that night, we will discuss in court. He, Yes, was," he was quoted by the TV channel.

Pashayev said that the actor "never didn't admit the guilt". He added that this position Efremov allegedly took during the preliminary investigation.

According to the lawyer, the actor regretted the incident, but "this does not mean that he is guilty".

The accident with the actor occurred on the evening of June 8 in the center of Moscow. According to investigators, being behind the wheel of his car, Ephraim crossed the double line and drove into the oncoming lane. Machine artist collided with a van Lada, whose driver Sergey Zakharov the next day died in hospital.

Examination has established that at the time of the accident Efremov was drunk, his blood also found traces of drugs. Against him opened a criminal case, the actor faces up to 12 years in prison. He is now under house arrest.

A few days after the incident, Efremov recorded video in which he apologized to the victim's family, calling his actions inexcusable. He noted that the honest will be punished. According to the lawyer of relatives of the Zakharov Alexander Dobrovinsky, they are not accepted, as proposed by Efremov financial assistance refused.

Subsequently, Pashayev said that the actor does not consider himself responsible for the accident, and willingness to indemnify the family of the deceased due to the fact that the incident "involved his car."

Earlier Wednesday, the lawyer of the victims, Tatyana Golovkina said that during the investigation Yefremov refused to admit guilt.