The Ukrainian broadcaster TSN reported Friday that a drunk Ukrainian priest went wild driving on a sidewalk then assaulted police for stopping him from courting further trouble The incident happened outside St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral in central Kiev on Wednesday.
Video footage taken shows him stumbling around the sidewalk, shouting and hurling punches at a police car. He refused to undergo an alcohol test.
Mykola Klimenko, the name of the wayward priest, faces strict punishment from his church officials of the Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Church as a result. Besides, he was summoned to face a local court Friday.
When police took him in custody, Klimenko called the incident “the happiest day of his life”, Ria Novosti reported.
Nobody was hurt in the incident.