Chewbacca was arrested on Monday by Ukrainian police in a bizarre incident during an election day fraught with controversy.

Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine

Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine

A man dressed as Chewbacca was detained at a polling station when police accused him of disrupting proceedings. He claimed he was there to support Darth Vader as he cast his vote.

When the man was unable to produce identification documents, he was sent before a court and fined 170 hryvnia (£5) for the "administrative offence".

On their official Instagram account, the Ukrainian police posted a statement that read: "Nothing unusual here, just Chewbacca detained for being without documents while driving Darth Vader to the elections in Odessa. The Sith Lord has already claimed this was illegal as Chewbacca is his pet and general servant and thus does not require documents."

Ukrainian parties have resorted to similar publicity stunts in the past, with sixteen Darth Vaders taking part in last year's parliamentary vote. This year's election, aside from the bizarre Chewbacca incident, was fraught with accusations of corruption, as the country tries to move forward after the Maidan revolution last year.