Cop killed trying to stop errant trucker in Vietnam

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Police in the southern province of Binh Duong arrested a truck driver for allegedly running over and killing a local traffic officer when attempting to flee a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Nguyen Van Thanh, 41, was transporting rubber wood when Dau Tieng District traffic police signaled for him to pull over on suspicion that he was carrying more than allowed.

Two other trucks were also stopped.

However, Thanh refused to follow the order and drove away, so Lieutenant Dang Minh Hai, 26, chased him on a motorbike.

When Hai caught up with the truck driver, he once again ordered the latter to pull over.

But, Thanh then swerved the truck, knocking Hai off the bike. Hai was then run over by the truck, according to investigators.

The officer died instantly, while Thanh did not stop the truck until he had driven some 30 kilometers from the site. There, he turned himself over to local police.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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