The court in Belotserki of the Kyiv region found the man guilty of intentionally causing minor injuries to a policeman. About this editor 368.media learned from the sentence under Part 2 of Art. 345 of the Criminal Code.
On July 16, a police corporal stopped a car traveling during the curfew on the Kyiv-Odessa highway. The driver showed signs of alcohol intoxication and was offered an on-the-spot check. The man agreed and walked towards the police car. During the inspection, the man began behaving aggressively and arguing.
Hearing the verbal altercation, two passengers got out of the car, one of whom was the accused. The men approached the police car and interfered with the action. They behaved aggressively and argued with obscene language towards the officers.
Then the accused pushed the patrol boat and tried to snatch the walkie-talkie radio station from it, on which he called auxiliary units to settle the dispute. The police officer fired tear gas at the citizen. In response, the man leaned over and bit his ear. The patrolman suffered an ear injury, which is classified as light bodily injury, which caused a short-term medical condition.
The court qualifies the man’s actions as intentionally inflicting minor physical injury to an employee of a law enforcement agency in the course of the performance of his official duties (Section 345 Part 2 of the Penal Code).
The accused sincerely repented and apologized to the victim. He said he could not explain in detail when during the conflict he bit the policeman, because he was drunk. He did not try to compensate for damages due to lack of funds.
In the past, the man has 10 convictions for crimes of personal interest against the property of citizens and against public security, public order: the verdicts against him were pronounced between 1993 and 2019. Last summer, the citizen was released from penal colony No. 35 in Bilotserkiv after serving his prison term.
The aggravating circumstances are the commission of a crime while intoxicated and using the conditions of martial law. The court pronounced 4 years in prison. From the moment of the arrest, the citizen is in police custody.