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Driver Who Humiliated Traffic Police Busted

A Chelyabinsk driver who humiliated the local traffic police by filming them violating traffic rules was busted for driving without a license, a regional police spokesman said Tuesday.

Chelyabinsk officers stopped the car driven by Vitaly Loboda on May 4 because their database indicated that it belonged to a driver with a revoked license, police spokesman Viktor Khairullin said by phone.

Loboda, who lost his license for drunk driving, tried to flee, but the officers caught and detained him after a half-hour foot chase.

A Chelyabinsk district court sentenced Loboda to a day in jail.

Video of his arrest appeared on YouTube on May 12.

A video of Loboda ordering a traffic police officer to show his documents and remove his police car from a pedestrian crossing appeared on YouTube in April. That video had more than 472,400 views as of Tuesday.

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