A girl who is not yet 18 years old will be tried at a court for slapping a traffic policeman on duty on Le Van Khuong street in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 12 after being caught breaking traffic regulations last month.
The young woman shouted “Keep off” and pushed one policeman away
Prosecutors have finished criminal charges against Pham Thi My Linh who is expected to appear in a mobile court in the district on August 28.
Lawyer Huynh Khac Thuan has been appointed to defend Linh.
The indictment shows that her behavior has badly offended “honor and dinity” of law enforcement officers and had a negative impact on the public order in the locality.
A video provided by a street-goer who witnessed the scene at the time of the accident showed two traffic officers pulling up Linh and her mother on motorbike that was traveling in the wrong direction and even without helmets.
When requested to park their bike on the sidewalk, the young woman shouted “Keep off” and pushed one policeman away, brushing his hand off the vehicle.
She then turned to shove another officer. When the cop persisted, she unexpectedly slapped him hard on the face and head.
The two young policemen stayed calm and continued to ask the older woman to move the bike which was still on the road and obstructing traffic.
Suddenly, Linh fell down on the street and writhed as if in pain.
Linh has been charged with fighting on-duty officers.