In Moscow will judge the police for using a fake breathalyzer

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The Prosecutor’s office of the Novomoskovsk administrative district of Moscow has directed to court business of two former traffic police officers who, according to investigators, used a fake breathalyzer, stopped drivers and demanded their money, according to a statement on the website of the General Prosecutor’s office.

«Criminal case is directed to Shcherbinsky district court of Moscow for consideration on the merits. The accused kept in custody», — is spoken in the message.

The defendants are accused of committing crimes under PP «a», «b» part 5 St. 290 criminal code (obtaining by an official of a bribe, committed by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion in large size, interfaced to extortion).

According to investigators, in 2015-2016 associates used a device that looks similar to a breathalyzer, stopped to check the documents of drivers and demanded exam.

«The device showed the drivers the presence of intoxication, after which the traffic police for; failure to prepare a Protocol on administrative offense and the failure to administrative responsibility are required to transfer a certain sum of money», — stated in the message.

According to investigators, the defendants told the drivers the card number. In 2015, they received from one of the driver 60 thousand rubles, and in 2016 — 100 thousand rubles from another driver.

The report notes that earlier one of the accused had already been sentenced to imprisonment for the same crime, but identified new episodes of criminal activity.