NIZHNY NOVGOROD, 15 Feb – RIA Novosti. A drunken man dressed as Santa Claus, who drove a car on New Year's Eve, will appear before a court in the Kirov region, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region reports.
On January 1, at 1 am, the attention of the traffic police officers who served on the streets of Kirovo-Chepetsk was attracted by the VAZ-21099 car, which was driven by a man in a Santa Claus suit. The traffic police signaled to stop, but the car continued to move. The DPS outfit began pursuit.
“On Tereshchenko Street, the car was stopped, the“ Ded Moroz ”driving it explained to the inspector that he did not have a driver's license and never had. the driver refused a medical examination for drunkenness, “the message says.
When checking the databases, the police found that the man in January 2020 was convicted under Article 264.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Violation of traffic rules by a person subject to administrative punishment”, then he was sentenced to 8 months and 10 days of forced labor.
“A criminal case was initiated on the grounds of a crime under Article 264.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“ Violation of traffic rules by a person subjected to administrative punishment ”). The investigation has now been completed. The criminal case and indictment have been sent to the prosecutor of Kirovo-Chepetsk for approval. The driver will appear before by the court, “the message says.