Moped riders punished for resisting police

One of them was caught jumping a red light. After he was stopped by the police, he cursed and hit officers, even tearing a police uniform.

Four moped riders who violated traffic rules and violently resisted law enforcement officers have been punished for obstructing public affairs.

Their punishments come as city police step up efforts to regulate non-car vehicles using the roads.

One of the four, surnamed Zhang, 35, was caught jumping a red light on August 3. After he was stopped by the police, he cursed and hit officers, even tearing a police uniform, according to Changning District People’s Court.

Zhang was later subdued, and taken to a police station. The court said he “used violent methods” to resist law enforcement, causing some officers to suffer slight injuries. As he admitted guilt and showed regret, he was only given a four-month detention.

The other three either rode mopeds on the sidewalks or were driving in the wrong direction, the court said.

Two of them, surnamed Wu and Zhao, dragged police along the street when they tried to stop the  moped riders. The two defendants were sentenced to a five-month detention.

The fourth defendant, also surnamed Wu, damaged a police motorcycle while resisting the police. He was punished with a four-month detention.

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