Court prohibits 2 businessmen from boozing for 2 years

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Half-cut pair shot at power lines, leaving thousands without electricity.

A court has banned two businessmen in the Russian Republic of Yakutia from drinking for two years. If they are caught in the meantime they will most likely be sent to the slammer.

On Sept. 29, the duo shot at overhead power lines with a gun, leaving nearly 70,000 people in several regions without electricity.

The court ordered them to pay a fine of 650,000 rubles ($11,000) on top of the booze ban. It looks like the next round won’t be on them.

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