Gelandewagen street racer gets 5-day jail sentence for driving without license 

Gelandewagen street racer gets 5-day jail sentence for driving without license

Abduvahob Madjidov, arrested in Moscow for traffic violations and previously known for the notorious Gelandewagen chase has been sentenced to five days of administrative arrest.

The Arbat District Magistrate’s Court considered Madjidov’s offense. He was convicted under Art. 12.7 of the Administrative Code, prescribing punishment for driving a vehicle without a driver’s license.

The offender admitted his guilt and apologized in court. His representative asked the court not to sentence the defendant to the administrative arrest since he was the only breadwinner in the family.

The court counted twenty-four hours’ detention of the offender who had previously been found innocent of insulting authorities as part of the arrest term, Interfax said.

To remind: one of the men involved in the high profile Gelandewagen case was arrested on Novy Arbat Street. Abduvahob Madjidov was driving an Opel along the separating strip. Neither he nor his female back-seat passenger were wearing their seatbelts. In addition, Madjidov showed a driver's license belonging to a different person.

On October 17 the Gagarinsky Moscow Court returned the verdict on the high-profile case involving young men from affluent background who were trying to get away from the police in Moscow city center driving a Gelandewagen that belonged to the son of Lukoil’s Vice-President Ruslan Shamsuarov.

Shamsuarov and Viktor Uskov were found guilty of Insulting the Authorities (Art. 319 of the Criminal Code) and sentenced to 300 hours of community service. The court acquitted Abduvahob Madjidov. Mara Baghdasaryan who was also in the car, having served a 10 days’ administrative arrest, was a witness in the case.

Duma Deputy Natalia Poklonskaya and Edinaya Rossiya party members expressed their discontentment with the lenient sentence. The Prosecution said they would demand a more stringent punishment for the defendants.

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