Man arrested for third DUI after driving the wrong way on Newberry Road


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Vladimir Ivanovich Kisilev, 54, was arrested early this morning following reports that a vehicle was driving into oncoming traffic in the 5300 block of Newberry Road.

A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer reported that as he approached the intersection, he saw Kisilev’s SUV failing to maintain the proper lane before running a red light. The officer reported that Kisilev stopped his car in the middle of the intersection after he turned on the emergency lights of his patrol car.

The officer reported that when Kisilev got out of the car, he noticed a strong smell of alcohol, and he wrote that Kisilev said, “I am not from Russia. I am from Ukraine” when he was asked to pull the car forward, out of the intersection.

The officer walked Kisilev to a safe place out of the roadway and also moved his car. The officer reported that during the Field Sobriety Exercises, Kisilev yelled out statements about Russia, Ukraine, and somebody killing him. He also reportedly advised the officer that he was in Afghanistan for two years.

Kisilev reportedly performed poorly on the exercises and finally threw up his arms and said he was done with the exercises. The officer reported that Kisilev demanded that law enforcement kill him multiple times during the exercises.

Kisilev’s driver’s license was canceled indefinitely on March 3, 2018, after he drove into oncoming traffic while impaired.

At GPD headquarters, Kisilev reportedly refused to properly conduct a breath test. He was then transported to the Alachua County Jail; the officer reported that Kisilev offered him $5,000 on the way to the jail to let him out or take him home.

Kisilev has two prior DUI convictions. He has been charged with DUI and driving without a valid driver’s license and is being held on $25,000 bail with a requirement for a Transdermal Alcohol Monitoring Device on release; however, his bail is set to be reconsidered tomorrow.

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  • Gotta love it. He’s living it up. Buddy has money. Probably doesn’t need to drive.

  • I remember your DUI hit and run from 2014 you hit that parked car on W. Univ ave saw you out there looking a fool doing the finger to nose and the walk and turn of balance lol I knew you were going to fail. I hope you got your life together now lol….crying to the cop it doesn’t matter I’m going back to Chicago Lol

  • Is he a gov’t operative or college research professor? Only that could explain his repeated stupidity in public.

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