In Republic of Crimea, police precinct officer, risking his life, stopped drunk driver

“While on duty in the village of Oktyabrskoye, police precinct officer of the MIA of Russia Division for the Krasnogvardeisky District of the Republic of Crimea, Captain of Police Artem Kulish noticed a car whose driving trajectory suggested that the driver was intoxicated. When the foreign-made car stopped at a crossroad, the police captain approached the driver and demanded to present the documents.

However, the citizen at the driving wheel, began speaking in obscene language, and then sharply pressed the accelerator pedal. The car began moving, and the policeman found himself on the hood of the vehicle. The quick reaction and good physical shape allowed Artem Kulish to remain on the car, which was driving at high speed along the road, wagging from side to side, and then stop the offender.

Traffic police officers who arrived at the scene of the incident conducted an examination of the driver’s condition, which confirmed that he was alcoholically intoxicated. In addition, it was established that previously he had already been deprived of the right to drive a car.

The Investigative unit of the MIA of Russia Division for the Krasnogvardeisky District has initiated a criminal case against the 33-year old local resident on the grounds of a crime under part 1 of Article 264.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. 

The courage and professionalism shown by the police officer made it possible to prevent traffic accidents that could be caused by the drunk driver, to preserve the life and health of other traffic participants,” said the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk.

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