Man fined $300 for revealing traffic police checkpoints on livestream

By Vo Thanh   March 4, 2024 | 11:49 pm PT
Man fined $300 for revealing traffic police checkpoints on livestream
A traffic police officer checks the alcohol level of a driver in Hanoi, Jan. 18, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Chinh
A man in central Quang Binh Province was fined VND7.5 million ($304) for publishing a half-hour livestream to reveal locations of traffic police DUI checkpoints.

The 54-year-old man was fined by police of Bo Trach District for "collecting, processing and using information of an organization or individual, either without consent or for wrongful purposes."

On March 1, the police found out that someone was livestreaming content relating to traffic police officers checking alcohol levels on provincial road 561. The livestream lasted just over 30 minutes.

The police confirmed that the 54-year-old man carried out the livestream. The man later admitted to what he did and deleted the video from YouTube.

Quang Binh police said the act of informing other people of traffic police checkpoints could make certain people more likely to drive under the influence of alcohol and other stimulants, while avoiding the checkpoints and possibly leading to accidents.

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