Police in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau arrested the son of a provincial official Monday for his alleged attack on a traffic police officer after he was stopped for speeding.
Le Bao Khanh, 20, will be detained for two months on the charge of "resisting public officers on duty."
On May 13, Khanh was driving a motorbike on National Highway 1A in Ca Mau City when he was stopped by a group of traffic cops for speeding.
The officers threatened to confiscate his bike.
When they were writing up the speeding violation, Khanh suddenly grabbed a glass of water from a table on the sidewalk and struck the back of Major Tran Cong Luan's neck with it.
Luan was injured and brought to hospital.
Other officers seized Khanh and took him to a police station.
He was then released as his family asked local authorities to have him psychologically evaluated, suspecting him of suffering from mental illness.
Khanh's father is an official in the province's legal sector, according to several local online newspapers. The father's name and post however, were not revealed.
Khanh was arrested after a medical examination showed he does not suffer from mental illness, according to police.