Mekong Delta man gets 2.5 years for drunkenly assaulting police

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A court in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on Thursday sentenced a man to two and a half years in jail on charges of resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol, the news webs site VnExpress reported.

On April 12, a team of traffic cops spotted Diep Van Len, 32, speeding on a motorbike on National Highway 91 and signaled him to stop.

Len ignored the order and sped up.

The officers chased after him for around two kilometers before catching him.

The man, who was found to be intoxicated, refused to produce his identification. He grabbed the shirt and nametag of one of the officers and smashed his helmet into the face of Sub-lieutenant Nguyen Viet Tien.

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He also grabbed the gun from Tien as Tien was about to fire a warning shot.

When the cops used force to take him to a ward police station, Len yelled at them and threatened to kill them.

He then told investigators he had previously consumed three liters of rice wine with his friends and was therefore unable to control his behavior.

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