Deputy Head of Voronezh Russian State Technical Authority refuses to pass alcohol test after mass road accident
At the scene of the accident, Andrey Tsukanov said that he will undergo medical examination only in the hospital. It is reported that in the hospital, he also refused to pass a sobriety test.
Deputy Head of the Voronezh Russian State Technical Authority (Gostekhnadzor) Andrey Tsukanov became a participant in the mass road accident on the Prospekt Truda on April 21 and refused to undergo a medical examination on the spot, Bloknot-Voronezh informs. The video, on which the official is asked to take a sobriety test, is published in the Road Control community on the VKontakte network.
On the video Tsukanov, sitting in the car, tries to blow the breathalyzer, but the device does not show anything. After that, the traffic police officers ask to repeat the procedure outside, but the official cannot make it again. Then, Tsukanov said that he would undergo medical examination only in the hospital. According to the head of the Road Control, in the hospital, the official also refused to undergo the test. He faces deprivation of a driver's license for 2 years and a fine of 30 thousand rubles (~500 USD).
It is noted that prior to work in Gostehnadzor Tsukanov held senior positions in the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate, where he worked for 20 years.
According to Bloknot, the accident in Voronezh was provoked by one of the drivers, who began to make a U-turn through the dividing strip. At that moment, Tsukanov’s Audi crashed into his car at speed. The official's car was thrown to the side of the road, where he crashed into a parked VAZ car. No one was injured in the accident.