Saratov: drunk driver knocks down policeman while shaking off pursuers
After the arrest, the perpetrator pleaded innocent; he was charged under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
In the Leninsky District of Saratov, during a night chase after a traffic rules violator, a traffic policeman suffered while trying to stop the perpetrator. The driver of a VAZ-2110 tried to hide from the Traffic Police inspectors, but in the end, his car was blocked, and the driver himself was detained. According to the results of medical examination, the latter drove in a drunken state, the regional MIA’s Main Directorate reported.
The 30-year-old driver said he did not know why he was detained. A criminal case was initiated against him under two articles: on the use of violence against a representative of the authorities (Article 318 CCRF) and on violation of traffic rules by a person subject to administrative punishment (Article 264.1 CCRF).