Speeding driver almost runs over officers, claims to be police chief's son

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Police in southern Vietnam arrested Saturday a man who first tried to crash his BMW into officers waving down his speeding car and then falsely claimed to be the son of a provincial police chief.

Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported that Le Trung Hieu, 30, was driving on National Highway 1A in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long when traffic police officers on patrol signaled him to stop for speeding.

He sped up further and raced past them.

As he arrived in Tien Giang Province, police officers, tried to stop him by parking a truck in the way.

Hieu then swerved at the officers and, luckily, missed them.

The chase continued and when he arrived at the Cho Dem toll station in Tien Giang, he suddenly turned into the Trung Luong Expressway to HCMC.

He only stopped when his car crashed into a bus. No injuries were reported in the crash.

When he was taken in by officers in HCMC's Binh Chanh District -- 120 km from the spot where he was first flagged down -- Hieu told them his father was the director of the Quang Binh Province police department.

But when they contacted the police chief, Tu Hong Son, they found out Hieu was lying.

He then turned out to be the son-in-law of N.V.L., a former director of the Quang Binh Transport Department.

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