Police in Hanoi on Monday allowed a famous actress to leave their custody as they continued to consider final charges against her for insulting and attacking several officers last week.
Trang Tran’s release was requested by her mother, and came five days after she was detained following an escalated argument with traffic officers.
Police said the actress had written a letter in which she apologized for her misbehavior.
“I was so drunk I could not control myself,” Trang said in the letter, which was released on Sunday.
“I stepped down from the cab, insulting the officers and slapping one in his face. When being detained, I also resisted the officers.
"Now I realize that I was so wrong," the model-turned-actress said, addressing both the police and the general public.
Trang also released an emotional apology in a short video posted by An Ninh Thu Do news website on the same day.
Police said they are considering charges against her and will weigh her misconduct against her good deeds.
“According to some sources, Trang Tran has been sponsoring some street children. We need some time to confirm this information, which could be beneficial for her if it is true,” an official told Thanh Nien.
The outspoken actress
Trang Tran, whose full name is Tran Thi Trang, is known in the entertainment industry for being very outspoken.
She once told local media in 2012 that many models she knew had worked as prostitutes to earn money for their luxury lifestyle.
She recently had a supporting role in a local hit movie “Huong Ga”.
Trang was arrested last Friday on charges of resisting officers on public duty.
In the now-infamous incident, the taxi, which was carrying Trang and a friend on Thursday night, was flagged down for driving on a one-way street in the wrong direction.
Police said they ordered the driver to follow them to a station for further questioning, but the actress interfered, started insulting them and even attacked one.
After the actress was taken to a police station, she continued throwing insults at police.
In a short video posted online soon later, she was seen cursing at police and accusing them of extorting money from the public.