The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia completed an investigation into the criminal case against Sergei Svitenko, accused of committing crimes under Article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Article 319 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (insulting and using violence against a representative of the authorities, driving a car by a person previously deprived of the right to drive). This criminal case was initiated in connection with a road conflict in the city of Voronezh, which drew a wide public response. The investigation of the criminal case was put under supervision of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee of Russia.
Svitenko on the petition of the investigation was subjected to a preventive measure in the form of detention. It is established that he had previously been brought to administrative responsibility for driving a vehicle in a state of intoxication and was deprived of the right to drive it, as well as criminal responsibility - for committing a crime, provided by Part 1 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code. This was the reason for the decision to apply for such measure of restraint.
The investigation found that Svitenko, driving a car in a state of intoxication, committed a traffic accident in Voronezh, after which he tried to escape. However, he was detained by local police officer Evgeny Rybchenko. During the detention Svitenko hit the police officer at least three times and also insulted him using foul language.
Investigators of the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia thoroughly analyzed the situation, installed and thoroughly investigated all video recordings that documented the incident, and provided a legal assessment of the actions of all participants in the conflict. Among other things, Rybchenko's actions were verified and the investigation established that they were lawful.
Taking into account the collected evidence, the criminal case will be sent for further transfer to the court to be tried on the merits.