June 20, 2008 / 12:22 PM / 11 years ago

Drunk driver takes traffic cop for a ride

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian drunk driver knocked over a traffic policeman then drove for about 1 km (0.6 miles) with the officer clinging to the roof of his car, local police said on Friday.

The motorist only came to a halt after the policeman on the roof fired eight rounds from his pistol, police in the Khabarovsk region, on Russia’s Pacific coast, said in a statement.

The driver was unhurt and is in jail awaiting charges, while the traffic policemen only sustained a graze to his right arm, the statement said.

Reporting by Alexei Dovbysh; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Charles Dick

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