Russian convicted of drunken assault on police in Paceville

28-year-old Igor Nakvasin was highly intoxicated and carrying a prohibited glass tumbler when he assaulted the police

A young Russian man will hopefully be drinking with more caution in future, after being convicted of assaulting police officers, while drunk in Paceville yesterday morning.

Igor Nakvasin, 28, from Russia, had been stopped by two officers at around 03:15 AM on the 16 June, while he was walking in the entertainment district, carrying a glass tumbler – an item prohibited in the Paceville area by subsidiary legislation.

Inspetctor Elton Taliana explained to magistrate Doreen Clarke that the highly intoxicated youth had then allegedly refused to stop and assaulted the police.

Nakvasin, who appeared in court with fingernail-like abrasions on his right arm and a wound at the edge of his right eye and what appeared to be bruises to other side of face, pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting two police officers, public drunkenness, breaching the peace and carrying a glass container in a restricted zone.

In view of his admission, the court, having considered the fact of the case and his early admission, sentenced him to 4 months suspended for 2 years and fined him €800.