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Update: April, 03/2017 - 15:35
Taxi driver Đỗ Ngọc Tiên admits to police that he bought a fake press card, expecting that it would help him “get out of trouble” if he was caught by the police. — Photo
Viet Nam News

LÀO CAI — Police in the northern province of Lào Cai on Sunday detained a taxi driver for overspeeding and showing a fake press card to get off easily.

The driver, Đỗ Ngọc Tiên, 58, a resident of the northern Nam Định Province, showed the police a press card and said he was a reporter with Vietnam News Agency after he was stopped. However, on checking, the police found that the card was fake.

Tiên admitted that he had bought the fake press card from an online seller for VNĐ1 million (US$43.9) to help him “get out of trouble” if he was caught by the police.

The driver has been sent to the criminal police department and the case is under further investigation, Lieutenant-Colonel Đoàn Ngọc Toàn from the province’s traffic police department told the Giao thông (Transport) newspaper on Monday. — VNS

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