Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a fearless cop is seen clinging to the side of a moving van as a fleeing suspect carried him through busy traffic for a reported 2,000 feet.
Authorities in Qichun County in Central China’s Hubei Province were said to be carrying out routine traffic stops when they attempted to flag down the silver van on 3rd December.
Officers were ordered to stop the vehicle, owned by a male suspect surnamed Wang, 28, after the van was found to have failed to complete its annual road-worthiness inspection, a statement by the Liuhe Police Station said.
After Wang allegedly drove through one checkpoint, the station’s deputy chief of police, Hu Jixiong, intercepted the vehicle.
However, as he tried to make Wang produce his licence and registration, the suspect drove off again – this time with the deputy chief clinging to the driver’s side window.
Footage of the risky arrest attempt shows Hu holding on to the left side of the silver van as it speeds through traffic, narrowly avoiding oncoming cars.
The authorities said Hu was carried 600 metres (2,000 feet) before he fell off, but he, fortunately, escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers pursued Wang’s silver van for a further 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) before arresting him in a nearby village.
Wang remains in custody and faces obstruction of justice charges.
Hu, 41, is a former soldier of 13 years who joined the county’s Public Security Bureau in 2010.
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