Motorcyclist arrested for breaking police officer's leg

By Duc Hung   December 20, 2023 | 11:35 pm PT
A man refused to pull over at a police checkpoint and instead roamed into an officer, causing him a broken leg in the central Nghe An Province.

Police in Nghe An’s Hung Nguyen District on Wednesday announced to probe into To Ba Hoai Nam, 18, for "intentionally causing injuries."

To Ba Hoai Nam at a police station in Nghe An Province. Photo by police

To Ba Hoai Nam at a police station in Nghe An Province, in a photo provided by the police.

Police in Hung Nguyen District signaled to stop Nam at a checkpoint at around 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 as he was driving along National Highway 46 a motorbike without wearing a helmet. The motorbike does not have any mirrors.

However, Nam refused to stop and instead drove straight forward to hit an officer, causing him to fall onto the street and break his leg.

To Ba Hoai Nam roams into a traffic police officer in Nghe An Province on Dec. 11, 2023, as captured by a security camera.

The officer, Lieutenant Nguyen Xuan Canh, 37, has now been transferred to a hospital in Hanoi for treatment.

Nam admitted that he was aware of violating traffic rules and wanted to skip the checkpoint to escape penalties.

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