Ufa: Road patrol service officer takes bribe, tries to escape by stolen car
A criminal case under three articles of the Russian Criminal Code has been initiated against the law enforcer.
In Ufa, a Road Patrol Service officer tried to escape from his colleagues by stolen car after receiving a bribe; he had stopped the car's driver using his service weapon. This is reported by the press service of the ICR in Bashkiria.
It is found that while on duty, the inspector stopped a car at the crossroads of Koltsevaya-Ulyanovykh streets in Ufa; the car had swerved into oncoming traffic when turning. The traffic police officer offered the violator to pay him 2 thousand rubles ($34) instead of a fine. The driver accepted the offer. However, officers of the MIA State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate’s Control and Preventive Department noticed the inspector's criminal actions.
Then he tried to flee the scene by car – he stopped a passing Shevrolet Niva; threatening the driver with a service weapon, he demanded that he continue driving.
Later, the fail corrupt official let the driver go, after which he was detained. Now he is charged with part 1 of Art. 291.2 of the Russian Criminal Code (Minor bribe-taking), part 3 of Art. 286 (Abuse of official powers with the use of violence or with the threat of its use), and part 4 of Art. 166 (Unlawful occupancy of a car without the purpose of stealing).
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