Man detained for pushing traffic police officer with his car

The driver who illegally used a bus-only lane now could face up to three years in prison.

A driver who illegally used a bus-only lane ended up facing criminal charges for pushing a traffic police officer with his car, Shanghai police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wuning Road in Putuo District on November 9 at about 7:45am.

The police officer, surnamed Sun, spotted the offense at the crossroads of Wuning Road and Caoyang Road and signaled the driver, a man surnamed Liu, to stop.

But Liu refused, instead continuing along Wuning Road till he was stuck behind other cars at a red light at the crossroads of Wuning Road and Zhongshan Road N.

Sun, who was chasing Liu on his motorcycle, caught up with him and asked him to show his driving and vehicle licenses.

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Sun chasing Liu along Wuning Road on his motorcycle.

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Liu refuses to show Sun his driving and vehicle licenses when police caught up with him.

As Liu refused to cooperate, Sun went to the front of his car to take a picture of his license plate, which is when Liu started his car and moved towards the officer, who had to hold on to the hood of the car.

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Sun has to hold on to the hood of Liu's car after being pushed, in the meantime hitting the car's windshield with his baton.

Liu was forced to stop after Sun broke the windshield of his car with his baton. He was later subdued by Sun and his colleagues.

For illegally using a bus-only lane, offenders are usually punished with a 200 yuan (US$30) fine and have three points deducted from their license, but Liu could now face up to three years in prison.

Putuo police said Sun was not injured in the incident.


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