'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Director Stripped of Driver's License
- The Moscow Times
- Apr. 30 2013 00:00
- Last edited 16:40
Russian film director Timur Bekmambetov, best known in the West for action thrillers such as 'Wanted' and 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' has been stripped of his driver's license for driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, Interfax reported Monday.
Bekmambetov was caught driving his luxury BMW X6 the wrong way on Nastasinsky Pereulok, a one-way street in central Moscow, on Saturday, a law enforcement official said.
Traffic police confirmed that the incident took place but refused to publicly reveal the name of the driver.
They said the motorist's license was confiscated, and he was issued a temporary license and summoned for additional questioning.
Overcrowded and poorly maintained roads, aggressive drivers, and corrupt traffic cops have long caused headaches for Moscow drivers.
Navigating the city center has gotten more complicated in recent months with the introduction of paid parking zones and additional pedestrian-only streets.