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Drunk Cop Angers Clubbers

Vladivostok investigators are looking into media reports that a drunken colleague of theirs got himself tossed out of a night club for harassing clubgoers and proceeded to crash his car outside, reported Tuesday.

Fellow clubbers said the unidentified junior lieutenant was smashing drinking glasses and shouting that he did not care because he was a policeman. "I'm 'garbage' and I don't give a damn," he said, using a Russian derogatory term for police officers.

After security guards kicked him out, the officer allegedly took to harassing smokers near the building's entrance. When they called the police, the man attempted to drive away, but crashed his car into another vehicle. At this point, club security guards detained him to save him from a mass beating.

A police spokesman said a check was opened, but the lieutenant's guilt will be hard to prove because neither the club's management, nor the owner of the damaged car contacted the police, RIA-Novosti reported.

Nevertheless, the policeman's superiors have been informed of the incident, and the officer is expected to face disciplinary action, possibly including dismissal.

Reports of police debauchery surface regularly. In July, a police colonel in the Leningrad region became a celebrity after surveillance footage hit the web of him undressed and urinating at the door of his own office.

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