Drugged-up drunk driver loses short high-speed chase

By Tran Hoa   September 26, 2023 | 07:15 am PT
Video footage captured an intoxicated driver speeding past traffic police officers who wanted to breathalyze him at the beginning of what ended up being a three-minute high-speed chase on Monday.

Buon Ma Thuot City Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak apprehended Nguyen Van Tin, 40, for failing alcohol level tests, testing positive for narcotics, and not abiding by orders from traffic police officers.

Video footage reveals a driver speeding past police officers after being asked to stop for a breathalyzer check in Dak Lak, September 25, 2023. Video by VnExpress/Ngoc Oanh

On Monday night, teams of police officers were stationed on Phan Chu Trinh Street to check for alcohol level violations.

Officers requested a pickup truck to stop and have the driver, Tin, undergo a breathalyzer test.

However, Tin did not abide by the request and sped past the officers instead.

Police gave chase and while they were in pursuit Tin ran red lights and drove recklessly.

Officers managed to stop him three minutes into the chase on Le Dai Hanh Street. His alcohol level was 0.407 mg per liter, and he also tested positive for narcotics.

Tin said he had gotten drunk beforehand and "lost control."

"My behavior was dangerous," he said. "I know I was wrong, and I apologize to the officers and to the people."

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