"Yesterday, Feb. 24, National Police Main Department in Kyiv served Rostyslav Khrapachevskyi with a notice of suspicion of committing a crime under part 2, article 342 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (obstructing a law enforcement officer in the performance of official duties)," the statement reads.
"The article provides for a punishment for resisting a representative of authorities, law enforcement officer, state enforcement officer, a member of a public group for the protection of public order and state border or a serviceman, a person duly authorized by Ukraine's Deposit Guarantee Fund," the National Police added.
As previously reported, on the night of Feb. 7, while chasing the car driven by Khrapachevskyi, one of the officers tried to terminate the offense and apprehend the driver. "However, the car started moving, hitting another police officer and putting his life and health in jeopardy," the statement notes.
As noted, the BMW driver refused to listen to the full text of the notice read out by an authorized inspector and just left the place. This fact was documented in the presence of witnesses and videoed. In addition, an electronic copy of the notice was sent to a suspect's e-mail.