YAROSLAVL, 12 Jan – The police drew up a protocol on an administrative offense against the driver of an SUV who blocked the exit of an ambulance from the courtyard in Tula, a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region said.
According to local media reports, the SUV driver first scolded the on-call ambulance driver for standing uncomfortably in the yard. And then he blocked the exit himself. Eyewitnesses claim that he did it “out of harm”, claiming that his box was allegedly overheated. When the ambulance began to leave the yard with the patient, the driver turned on the flashing beacon and a special sound signal – this is evidenced by a video published in the media, but the SUV did not budge. Local residents had to push him to another parking spot with their hands, eyewitnesses said.
“Yes, indeed, there was this fact. The driver’s identity has been established. In relation to him, administrative material has been drawn up in accordance with Part 2 of Article 12.17 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation,” said a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region.
According to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses, for not providing an ambulance with an advantage in driving with a flashing light and a special signal turned on, the driver of an SUV faces a fine of 3 to 5 thousand rubles or deprivation of the right to drive vehicles for a period of three months to one year.