Lithuanian Foreign Minister's spokeswoman fined for failing to obey police orders

  • 2017-06-15
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Rasa Jakilaitiene, spokeswoman for Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, has been fined by a court for failing to obey police orders.

The Vilnius City District Court imposed a 90-euro fine on Jakilaitiene, who was drunk during the incident, and also punished three other revelers, Airine Serelyte-Skistymiene, the court's spokeswoman, told BNS.

"I have nothing to comment. I will pay the fine," Jakilaitiene told BNS on Wednesday.

The news website has reported that the incident occurred during the 40th-anniversary party of journalist Edmundas Jakilaitis, Jakilaitiene's husband. The foreign minister's spokeswoman told BNS that the media report was correct and she had nothing to add.

According to the court's press release, Jakilaitiene ignored police officers' orders to stop and identify herself and refused to go to the police car for her identity to be established. After the officers informed the woman that she was being detained for not obeying their legitimate orders and began to lead her to the police car, she tried to escape and defied the officers' orders.