Police in the central province of Phu Yen arrested two men for hitting two traffic police officers with crash helmets and injuring them after being stopped for a check.
Nguyen Kim Truc, 25, and Nguyen Van Vu, 33, are being detained pending investigation. They face charges of “battery” and “resisting officers on public duty.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Truc drove a motorbike with Vu riding pillion on a road in Phu Hoa District.
A group of traffic police officers signaled him to stop as the motorbike did not have rear view mirrors and the duo looked drunk.
The officer then asked to measure their blood-alcohol content. The duo refused and hit the officers with their helmets and punched them.
Nguyen Khac Tai and Pham Trieu Long were hit in the face.
Other officers then arrested Truc and Vu.
Tai and Long were rushed to hospital. Tai had his nose broken.
The same day, a man in Hanoi was arrested after he punched a traffic police officer in the face.
Dang Minh Kien, 34, was driving a motorbike with a foreigner riding pillion at the intersection of Nguyen Chi Thanh and Huynh Thuc Khang on Wednesday evening.
Kien was not wearing a helmet and speeding, according to police.
A group of police officers stopped him.
Kien was asked to pull the bike over but he resisted and punched Lieutenant Duong Quang Tuan.
He also yelled at the officers and knocked his head right into Tuan’s face, although the foreigner accompanying him tried to stop him.
He was then arrested and taken to a police station.
Kien told police he worked for an embassy in Hanoi.
Police said Kien had blood-alcohol content higher than allowed at the time of the incident.