Ukraine: a policeman on … the hood

The incident in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine could be called curious, if not for its tragic consequences. The drunk driver rolled the policeman on the hood of his car until he crashed into a tree. The patrolman has both legs broken.

The driver of a Mazda born in 1950 was in a state where no one thought about the consequences – “the sea is knee-deep”. Fairly “taking on the chest”, he decided to ride with his young passenger, a girl of 13 years old, but was stopped for violation of traffic rules by patrolmen. The incident took place at 11 am on August 31 in the village. Mikhailovka, according to the edition Ukrainian truth

After the proposal of the patrolmen to undergo a medical examination, the man locked himself in the cabin, started the engine and directed the car towards the patrolman without trembling. So the senior police sergeant ended up on the hood of a foreign car, but the Mazda driver only pressed on the gas. He drove the policeman about 5 kilometers, until, in the end, he crashed into a tree in his path. The patrolman received fractures of both legs, the passenger received a concussion. From the report:

“The man was driving in a state of alcoholic intoxication. Trying to avoid responsibility, he directed the vehicle at a policeman and inflicted serious injuries. The offender was detained. He was informed about the suspicion of two serious crimes.”

The detained violator was informed of suspicion under part 3 of article 345 (threat or violence against a law enforcement officer) and part 2 of article 286-1 (violation of traffic safety rules or the operation of transport by persons who drive vehicles in a state of intoxication) UK. Now he will not soon sit behind the wheel of his Mazda – he faces up to 12 years in prison.

Also, criminal proceedings have been opened under Article 348 (encroachment on the life of a law enforcement officer) of the Criminal Code. The sanction under this article provides for from 9 to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment.

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