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This is the moment a lorry driver refuses to stop at a police checkpoint and ends up carrying a brave cop on his grille for over 9 miles in a scene echoing the movie ‘Raiders of The Lost Ark’.
The driver surnamed Ao approached the checkpoint in the city of Gao’an in East China’s Jiangxi Province on 17th June, and was immediately flagged down on suspicion of overloading his vehicle.
However, CCTV video on Gaoming Expressway – also known as Jiangxi’s Provincial Road 220 – shows Ao not stopping his heavy goods vehicle and instead driving into officer Zhou Dongming.
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The cop is pushed along the road and eventually carried off while he clings to the grille like something out of Raiders of the Lost Ark, with the lorry pushing past police vehicles trying to stop it.
Video taken by other law enforcement personnel shows Zhou standing in front of the articulated lorry as it speeds along the side of the motorway.
According to reports, Ao drove more than 15 kilometres (9 miles) before police vehicles were finally able to block and stop him, although unlike Indiana Jones, the brave police officer is not thought to have gone under the vehicle’s chassis and back out the other side.
Officer Zhou, who was not harmed during the ordeal, said: “I stood in front of him, and he drove right for me without stopping.
“There were concrete barriers on either side, so I had no choice but to climb onto the grill under the windscreen.
“Then he kept driving and driving, and didn’t let me get off. He ran every red light he saw.”
Ao, who was arrested for evading justice among other offences, told police: “I stopped in the end because I knew there was nowhere to run.”
Investigations are still ongoing.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is the first of the Indiana Jones films. It stars Harrison Ford and was directed by Steven Spielberg. An iconic scene is when Jones is trying to recover the Ark of the Covenant from the Nazis, who have stolen it and put it in a lorry.
At one point he is sent flying through the windscreen and ends up clinging on to the vehicle’s grille as it speed along.
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