St.Basil's Cathedral is illuminated during a rehearsal for the "Spasskaya Tower" international military music festival on Moscow's Red Square August 30, 2011. Military bands from several countries will participate in the third such annual tattoo starting on Wednesday. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: CITYSPACE SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Moscow - A Moscow driver smashed into 17 cars in the Russian capital Sunday on a drunken rampage while naked behind the wheel of his car, later explaining he was flying on “the wings of love”, police said.

A police spokesman said the man “was in a state of insobriety behind the wheel of the car, lost control” and smashed into 13

civilian cars and four police vehicles, the RIA Novosti news agency said.

When the man was arrested after a chase, he stepped out of the car clearly drunk and completely naked, the spokesman said.

Russian news agencies did not give the name of the driver but the tabloid website, known for its police connections, said the man was Moldovan-born man called Vitaly G who recently received Russian citizenship.

“I was flying on the wings of love,” Vitaly G said in a tape of his testimony obtained by the website.

“The day before my loved one said she was no longer ready to have a serious relationship,” he said, adding he had gone on the rampage out of frustration as the world seemed to be against him. - Sapa-AFP