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Icelanders arrested in Denmark

Two Icelandic brothers, 20 and 27, were arrested in the Danish town of Hadsten on Sunday after drinking and driving and crashing into a group of teenagers.

John Dybdal, the duty officer of the Hadsten police, told Fréttabladid that the two Icelanders had been charged with driving drunk and attempted murder.

Dybdal explains that the brothers got into a fight with a group of Danish teenagers, last Saturday night after a night out in the town disco Goggen.

The brothers and the group of teenagers began fighting by throwing rocks at one another, and then fighting with their arms and legs. Finally the Icelanders started their car and drove straight into the group of teenagers.

Dybdal told Fréttabladid that four of the boys were injured. One of them is seriously, though not fatally injured, and was transported to the hospital in Aarhus.

The Icelanders fled the scene but were caught by the police near Aarhus. The older brother was in bad condition, as his spleen had been injured in the fight. He was also transported to the hospital in Aarhus.

The two brothers were sentenced to three days in custody on Sunday.

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