“Get off the road, freaks!” Traffic inspector blocks work of ambulance station
The inspector demanded a 5-thousand-ruble ($84) fine from the driver of the only car at the station for allegedly violating road traffic rules.
The police are checking into the incident with obstruction of the work of an ambulance station in Korkino, Chelyabinsk region, by a traffic police officer, Ura.ru reports. The inspector demanded the driver of the only car at the station to pay a fine for violating road traffic rules.
According to the publication, the conflict occurred in one of the city’s compounds. An ambulance team responded to a call from a family, whose child had a high fever. The car stopped by the building's entrance; a paramedic got out of the car and began ringing the buzzer. The buzzer did not work, so doctors stood at the entrance waiting for the child’s parents to open the door from the inside. At that moment, a car approached the ambulance car; the driver started honking and shouted “Get off the road, freaks!” Ambulance car driver said he would pull out as soon as the doctor entered the building. The car soon pulled off.
Meanwhile, the man who demanded to clear the way stepped up to the ambulance car driver, introduced himself as a State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate officer, and said he would give him a 5-thousand-ruble ticket.
When the ambulance team returned to the station, they called the traffic police and reported on the brigandish behavior of the inspectorate officer. The State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate said they would handle it. Later, a traffic police car approached the station; it was the same man behind the car’s wheel. He demanded to call the driver, with whom he had a conflict, to draw up a protocol regarding the violation of road traffic rules. The doctors, however, had to respond to an emergency code call. Then the traffic police inspector cut off the ambulance car and blocked the road for 20 minutes.
After other station employees joined in the request to let the ambulance car ride on, the traffic police officer pulled out, but followed the paramedics to the emergency call location. He gave the ambulance car driver a ticket, thus delaying the ambulance team for 20 more minutes.
Chief Medical Officer of the ambulance station in Korkino Stanislav Gerasimov said that the doctors have filed a complaint with the police against the inspector. According to him, the ambulance team had acted in accordance with Art. 2.7 of the Code of Administrative Responsibility of the Russian Federation "On Emergency". The MIA Main Directorate in the Chelyabinsk region promised to conduct an internal investigation into the incident.
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