Traffic Violators Filmed Insulting, Attacking Police Officers
Two incidents in which traffic violators were filmed insulting and attacking police officers on the streets have been reported over the last few days.
The latest one involved a woman who allegedly drove a car against the flow of traffic on Ung Van Khiem Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
The middle-aged woman reportedly jumped out of the car after being approached by the police.
In a video posted on the internet on the evening of July, she repeatedly pointed her finger at the officer’s face, grabbed his collar and baton while throwing insults and pushing him.
The officer tried to evade her and ordered her to stop but she did not.
Many road users stopped to watch the scene, causing congestion in the area.
According to local media reports, the incident happened at around 6 p.m. on July 17 during rush hour. The woman was then summoned to the police station for questioning.
Earlier on July 14, a group of traffic police officers in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho signaled a car to stop for speeding but the driver ignored the request.
An officer on a police bike chased after the car and managed to stop it. The driver was found to have no valid papers.
A man in his 60s, sitting next to the driver, threw insults at the officer, pointed his finger and threatened to fire him and the Can Tho police chief.
He also told the driver to keep on driving.
The man was later identified as a retired senior military officer.
The police said he will be fined for traffic violations.
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