Kyiv deputy mayor arrested on charges with attacking policeman

Source : 112 Ukraine

The former official was detained while driving his car drunk
19:45, 28 April 2020

Volodymyr Slonchak
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Solomyansky district court arrested former deputy of Kyiv mayor, Volodymyr Slonchak. The official faces charges with an assault on the policeman. The National Police press office reported that on April 28.

According to the court decision, the ex-official will be staying under the night-time arrest until June 27.

A policeman turned to law enforcement agencies on April 27, claiming that a drunk man assaulted him, as he was compiling a protocol about the administrative violation. Later, it appeared that the attacker was Slonchak, who drove the car while being drunk. On the next day after the incident, the man was informed of suspicion of committing a criminal offense against a police worker. The maximum punishment foresees five years behind the bars. 

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On April 27, Slonchak, the deputy head of Kyiv city state administration was detained by the police in Kyiv. Law enforcers stopped the Mercedes he was in, as the driver forgot to turn on the lights. The driver appeared to be Lyudmyla Kostenko, a member of Kyiv City Council and Deputy Head of the Council Committee for Budget and Social and Economic Development. Both acted inadequately during the conversation with the police and refused to pass the test for alcohol use.

Slonchak was taken in, and Kostenko refused to pass any tests for alcohol use. The car was taken to an impound lot. The operative team of Kyiv police reached the site and compiled a protocol about the event. 

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