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Deputy in Tractor Rampage

A town council deputy in the Murmansk region faces up to two years in prison for using a tractor to destroy the car of a man whom he had quarreled with, the local branch of the Investigative Committee said Wednesday.

The incident took place in June but was only made public this week after investigators opened a case against the deputy, who remained unidentified, the committee said, without elaborating on what prompted the argument.

The Molochny town lawmaker, who was driving the tractor at the time of the argument, used it to ram the VAZ sedan twice, the report said. The sedan’s driver managed to escape uninjured, but the car required repairs costing upward of 75,000 rubles ($2,400).

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