Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Traffic Police Inspectors of the MIA of Russia Division for the Kstovsky District found the ambulance that had been hijacked by offenders. The suspects did not comply with the lawful demands of the police and continued driving, but were detained as a result of the pursuit.
State traffic safety inspectors received a message that a medical service vehicle was stolen by unknown persons in a workers’ settlement of Bolshoye Murashkino. 15 minutes later, they noticed the vehicle in one of the streets of Kstovo.
Police officers, through a special loud-speaking device, demanded that the driver stop the vehicle, but the citizen who was behind the wheel of the GAZ vehicle continued to move and tried to escape. At the same time, having increased the speed, he drove into the oncoming lane and passed intersections at the traffic lights prohibiting signal, creating a threat to the life and health of other traffic participants. In addition, the driver made dangerous maneuvers, trying to push the police car off the roadway. An auto patrol of private security division – a branch of the Federal State Budget Institution Private Security Administration of the Rosgvardia for the Nizhny Novgorod Region participated in the pursuit.
At the 448th kilometer of the M7 federal highway Volga, law enforcement officers, after making sure that there were no other vehicles, fired warning shots into the air, and then aimed shots at the wheels of the car. A car with flat wheels stopped near the village of Podlesovo, two men ran out of it and tried to hide in the forest, but were detained by law enforcement officers and taken to the MIA of Russia Division for the Kstovsky District.
A criminal case was initiated on the grounds of the crime stipulated by paragraph “a” of part 2 of Article 166 of the RF Criminal Code. In addition, protocols on administrative offenses have been drawn up against the driver, as provided for in part 1 of Article 19.3, part 2 of Article 12.26 of the Russian Code of Administrative Offenses. His accomplice was brought to administrative responsibility under part 1 of Article 19.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation. The issue of selecting a measure of restraint for the two previously convicted defendants is being considered,” said the official representative of the Russian MIA Irina Volk.