Otto Wiesheu

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Dr. Otto Wiesheu (born October 31, 1944 in Zolling) is a German politician (CSU) from Bavaria and an expert on traffic.[citation needed]

He is a lawyer. From 1975 to 1979 he was chief of the youth organization Jungen Union Bayern. Since 1974 he has been a member of the Bavarian Parliament. Since July 17, 1993 he has been Bavarian minister for traffic and the economy.[1][2]

On May 7, 2004 he was elected president of the Deutsch-Arabische Gesellschaft

Driving drunk[edit]

On October 29, 1983 he was driving his Mercedes 380 while drunk[3] (1.75 promille)[4] and killed Polish citizen Josef Rubinfeld in his Fiat and severely injured another man. Otto Wiesheu was given 12 months' probation.


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  2. ^ Bauchmüller, M.; M. Beise; K. Ott (13 May 2009). "Bahn: Otto Wiesheu - Lobbyist ohne Fahrschein". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  3. ^ Ardagh, John (1988-09-01). Germany and the Germans: an anatomy of society today. Harper & Row. p. 417. ISBN 978-0-06-091532-2. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
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