Jiří Ovčáček, the official spokesperson for Czech President Miloš Zeman, was reportedly involved in an alcohol-fueled incident in Prague on Friday night.
He was observed in a drunk and aggressive state and had to be taken to the Central Military Hospital in Střešovice around 3 am. The police had to intervene because he refused to leave the taxi.
He apologized for the incident, calling it an “exceptional failure”.
“I am extremely sorry because I have certainly disappointed many people, including my loved ones and co-workers. “I could have hurt the president,” he continued.
“I will not make excuses, it was an exceptional failure that will not happen again, and I would like to ask everyone for forgiveness. I’m sorry,” said Ovčáček to CNN Prima.
“I have been experiencing a lot of pressure in recent weeks and months. President Zeman was in the hospital, there were various difficult circumstances surrounding the creation of the government and it was a very tough period that I have probably never experienced in my life,” added Ovčáček in an interview.