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Vietnamese man films himself in high-speed police chase for Facebook likes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11:17 GMT+7

A young man in the southern Vung Tau City has filmed himself during in a high-speed police chase and uploaded the clip to Facebook.

Vung Tau Police on Tuesday said it had summoned the man, identified as 21-year-old Huynh Trung Tin, for questioning over his reckless driving.

Earlier on Sunday, a 13-minute video began circulating on Facebook showing a motorcyclist being chased by a traffic police officer through the streets of Vung Tau, after he refused to be pulled over for speeding.

The clip was filmed from the man’s helmet camera, with an added text box obstructing the bikes’ speedometer, but claiming the speed to be 299 kilometers per hour.

The daredevil motorcyclist eventually managed to cut the officer off by taking multiple high-speed turns.

The footage filmed from the helmet camera of Huynh Trung Tin showing him involved in a high-speed police chase across Vung Tau City in April 2017.

At the police station, Tin admitted to having filmed and uploaded the video to Facebook, with the purpose of earning likes and followers he thought would benefit his online shop selling spare vehicle parts.

According to Tin, the incident occurred in April, when he was driving from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau.

Tin was found to be in violation of multiple traffic laws, including speeding, swaying, running a red light and obstructing an officer on duty, and was released on Tuesday afternoon after paying a heavy fine, according to a senior officer of Vung Tau Police.

Huynh Trung Tin at the police station on September 12, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Huynh Trung Tin at the police station on September 12, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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