|A Ngã Tư Sở Ward police takes statements of Nguyễn Thanh Tùng. — Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — A 25-year-old man in Hà Nội was taken into custody and faced legal proceedings for assaulting a policeman who tried to stop him after he violated traffic rules.
The Đống Đa district police on Monday initiated legal proceedings against Nguyễn Thanh Tùng, a resident of Hà Nội’s Hoàng Mai District.
The incident took place on October 13 at Trường Chinh-Ngã Tư Sở intersection in Đống Đa district, where lieutenant Phạm Văn Tùng was on duty. The policeman stopped Thanh Tùng when he noticed him breaking a traffic rule, but instead of obeying, the accused crashed his motorbike into the lieutenant.
Both men fell on the road, but violator got up and started hitting the policeman on the face. The police officer lost his two front teeth and had to be hospitalised for loss of blood. He has been discharged from hospital since then and is recuperating at home.
The violator, Thanh Tùng, can get from three months to six years of imprisonment for assaulting a policeman on duty, said laywer Phạm Thị Bích Hảo, a member of the Hà Nội Bar Association. — VNS