Watch Out For The Bus: Ukraine's Deputy PM Is Driving

LVIV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's deputy prime minister may have a hard time moonlighting as a chauffeur in another life, after crashing into a police car while driving a bus in the western city of Lviv.

Ukraine's Deputy-Prime Minister Boris Kolesnikov.

Charged with overseeing the Euro-2012 football championships which Ukraine is organising with Poland, Deputy Prime Minister Boris Kolesnikov arrived in Lviv to examine buses manufactured by a local factory to be used during the matches.

Minutes after taking the wheel for a spin around the area, Kolesnikov hit a police car parked nearby, dragging it some 20 metres (65 feet).

Although the police car was empty and nobody was hurt, a bumper was mangled and a light smashed in the incident.

"What happened?" Kolesnikov asked, in the presence of several reporters.

"Nothing serious, drive on," a factory executive replied.

The chauffeur of the bus, however, was not amused.

"How can anybody drive like that?" he asked. "One must take the size of the bus into account."

Source: AFP