Man detained for pushing assistant police officer with car

Since an assistant police officer is not a civil servant, Du faces the criminal charge of intentional injury instead of "obstructing the work of government officials".

A man has been detained for pushing an assistant police officer with his car and causing injury, Shanghai police said on Thursday.

The incident took place at about 6:20pm on December 8 on Xincun Road near Shuangshan Road, Putuo District.

The driver, surnamed Du, illegally changed from a right-turning lane to a straight lane and ignored the assistant police officer, Zhang Yu, when he signaled him to stop.

Instead, Du accelerated his car with Zhang holding on to the hood and knocked him to the ground after driving about 100 meters while zigzagging to try and shake the officer off, street cameras showed.

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After that, Du drove the car through a red light and fled.

The incident resulted in soft tissue injuries to Zhang’s left ankle, Putuo police said.

Du was caught at his home about three hours later and confessed.

Since an assistant police officer is not a civil servant, Du faces the criminal charge of intentional injury instead of “obstructing the work of government officials”, police said.

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