Oscar-winning film director Nikita Mikhalkov on Monday unleashed a barrage of insults at people who had filmed him cruising in the opposite lane in front of a traffic police officer, just days after he was stripped of his road privileges.
The incident took place late Saturday,
Mikhalkov was a longtime user of a flashing blue light, a state-issued device entitling motorists to ignore most traffic rules. But he lost it last week after quitting the Defense Ministry's public council, which had provided the light.
Mikhalkov also slammed his critics with harsh words, "sick people" being the only epithet fit for print.
The Interior Ministry's road safety department said it was looking into the incident, Lifenews.ru reported. Department head Vladimir Shevchenko
Mikhalkov may be fined 1,500 rubles ($50) or have his driving license suspended for six months over the incident.