Olympic Wrestling Champion Fights Cops Who Pulled Him Over for Drunk Driving, Winds Up a Bloody Mess (Video)

olympic wrestling champion Vyacheslav Oliynyk fights cops drunk driving arrest

Vyacheslav Oliynyk won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling for the Ukraine at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. Unfortunately, though, it seems whatever “Olympic spirit” Oliynyk had in him dried up years ago. While out celebrating his 50th birthday in Kiev last Wednesday, the dude got arrested for fighting a bunch of cops.

The incident started when Oliynyk was pulled over by two officers on suspicion of drunk driving. He didn’t like it, you see, so he attacked them, like you do.

The first two officers tried to take him down with pepper spray and some whacks with a baton, which bloodied Oliynyk’s face. But they couldn’t get him into submission, so they had to call in reinforcements. Eventually a team of five cops grappled Oliynyk to the ground, where all his writhing did more damage to his face and left the pavement looking like the mat at a UFC fight.

Check it out:

Oliynyk later issued a pretty hilarious statement through the Daily Mail:

“I admit I was partially guilty; I can’t tell you the whole thing. I’m partly guilty because I did not stop, and I was ignoring the police. But I am not a criminal. As far as I can see, there will be a court hearing, and they will punish me somehow because they always do. However, the fact that police let me go home on the same day shows I didn’t do anything that bad.”

Not that bad, huh? I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree, Vyacheslav.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]

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