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Man summoned by Da Nang police after viral clip of reckless driving

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:21 GMT+7
Man summoned by Da Nang police after viral clip of reckless driving
Trieu Duc Hai (left) is seen with a handwritten report about his reckless driving. Photo: D.C. / Tuoi Tre

Police in the central city of Da Nang have identified a 20-year-old man who was filmed riding his motorbike with wanton disregard for traffic laws on many local streets.

Le Van Luc, deputy head of the municipal traffic police unit, said on Tuesday that local police officers took less than one day to identify the young man from the video uploaded to social media on Sunday.

The man in the video was identified as Trieu Duc Hai, 20, a resident of Man Thai Ward of Son Tra District in Da Nang. His hometown is in the northern province of Cao Bang.

At the headquarters of the Da Nang traffic police unit, Hai admitted that he met a group of online acquaintances from the social networking website Facebook on Saturday evening last week.

The group had plans to make video clips of them performing front wheel lifts on their motorbikes to be uploaded on Facebook.

Hai, and another man riding pillion, rode through many streets in the city center, including Dien Bien Phu, Le Duan, Rong (Dragon) Bridge and Vo Nguyen Giap, weaving dangerously through traffic at high speed while performing front wheel lifts.

Other members of the group were tasked with filming their stunts which were later posted to a Facebook page that they manage.

Trieu Duc Hai performs the front wheel lift on his motorbike while riding on Rong (Dragon) Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam, May 9, 2020 in a video supplied by the municipal traffic police unit.

Hai admitted his traffic violations and named other members of the group at the police station.

Riding a motorbike on one wheel is punishable by a fine of between VND5 million (US$214) and VND7 million ($300) and driver’s license revocation for two to four months, according to Vietnamese law.

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