Thursday, December 14, 2017

Traffic stop nets bribery charge for Yekaterinburg driver

A routine traffic stop by an inspector regiment DPS traffic police sergeant led to him being offered a cash bribe.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, inspector Daniel Zvereva pulled over Anatoly Menshikov Gazelle on the street of Yekaterinburg at approximately 11 a.m. for forgetting to buckle his seat belt, E1.ru reports.

The 35-year-old motorist then offered to negotiate with Zvereva and pay $1,000 to be let go.

Zvereva declined Gazelle's offer and summoned fellow officers to the situation. The bribery was recorded and the driver was arrested.

Gazelle's offense is labeled as a criminal case under Part 1 of Article 291 of the Criminal Code, according to the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry State Traffic Police in the Sverdlovsk region, according to E1.ru.

The Russian Interior Ministry Traffic Police was set up in 1936. Its main functions are damage control, explanation of technical operation of motor vehicles, control of driver training, accident records and analysis of their causes, bringing offenders to justice, the issuance of license plates, data sheets, searching cars and more.