A court in Hanoi on Wednesday sentenced a truck driver to 18 years’ imprisonment for crashing his truck into a traffic police officer last year.
Doan Van Chuyen, 25, was convicted of attempted murder by the People’s Court of Hanoi.
According to the indictment, at 9.50 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2015, Chuyen was driving his truck on Nguyen Van Linh St., Hanoi, when he was flagged down by Senior Lieutenant Truong Quoc Dat.
Chuyen didn’t stop but drove directly at the officer, who managed to jump on the hood and hang on to the windscreen wipers.
Lieutenant Truong Quoc Dat is injured after being hit and dragged for 20 meters on Dec. 12, 2015.
Chuyen sped on, weaving from side to side. He accelerated and then slammed on the brakes and eventually flung officer Dat into the street. The truck continued to drag the officer for another 20 meters.
Photos taken at the scene showed Dat was bleeding and his uniform was torn. He survived but suffered from multiple injuries.
Chuyen fled the scene but turned himself in a few hours later.