Video has been released of the moment Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine for unlawfully canvassing for the country's Internet Party.

The Wookiee was stopped by police on Sunday while driving Darth Vader to a polling station in Odessa where the pair were campaigning for Vader in the mayoral elections.

Ukraine's local election law forbids candidates from canvassing on the day of voting and Chewbacca was taken into custody after failing to show police his ID.

It took four officers to restrain and handcuff the space pilot after he resisted arrest and he was later fined 170 hryvnia (4.87) despite protests from Lord Vader.
Chewbacca Arrested During Ukraine Elections