Russian police detain man with 72-year driving ban

Russian police detain man with 72-year driving ban

Sergei was detained Tuesday in Russia's Chelyabinsk city.  He  has been brought to administrative reprimand 247 times, including 68 times for driving with a revoked driver's licence, and 18 times for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

"The total term of the suspension of his license is 72 years," police said in a statement.
Sergei, who still hopes to retrieve his licence, must live to the age of 112 before getting it back.

"Actually I think that being banned from driving for 72 years is like facing the firing squad three times in a row," Sergei said, adding that he totally admitted his guilt and was ready to do anything to get his licence back.

Earlier, a driver from the western Siberian city of Barnaul hit the record of the longest driving suspension. He lost his licence for 156 years in 2009 after being detained by traffic police 194 times. The man regularly drives his car drunk.

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