Polatsk: court deprives silent protester of driver’s license
On 4 May the Court of
Polatsk and the Polatsk district turned down the appeal of Yury Rudkouski
against the ruling of the road police, according to which he was deprived of the
right to drive for two years.
On 20 July Yury Rudkouski was detained after a silent protest action in Navapolatsk and fined three basic units by the road police.
After this Navapolatsk road police issued four rulings, according to which he was deprived of the right to drive for two years under parts 1 and 4 of Article 18.17 of the Code of Administrative Offences (“violation of the traffic rules which resulted in inflicting light bodily injuries” and “leaving of the place of the accident by the driver in the cases when it is prohibited by the legal acts”).
Yury Rudkouski appealed against all these rulings. The court abolished the three previous rulings. However, the fourth one, issued on 27 March by the deputy head of the Navapolatsk City Police Department, lieutenant-colonel Uladzimir Shendel, was left in force.
The trial started yesterday, on 3 May. However, the judge suddenly announced a break till 4 May, allegedly in order to consider a motion. Yury Rudkouski intends to appeal the court verdict at higher courts.