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All-female police squad patrols Saigon streets at night

Friday, September 11, 2020, 13:01 GMT+7
All-female police squad patrols Saigon streets at night
Policewomen of an all-female escort team join a street patrol in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Four members of Vietnam’s first all-female police escort unit took part in handling drunk-driving cases in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday evening.

Together with male colleagues, the four policewomen helped man a checkpoint at the intersection of Le Quang Dinh Street and Pham Van Dong Street in Go Vap District.

Their participation in the checkpoint was in addition to their 9-5 responsibilities.

The police officers’ task was to pull over drivers for an administrative inspection, review the road users’ documents, examine their vehicles, and perform breath alcohol tests.

Policewomen of an all-female escort team join a street patrol in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Policewomen of an all-female escort team join a street patrol in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

The team handled many drunk-driving violations during their two-hour inspection on Wednesday.

Vietnam’s first all-women police escort unit made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City on August 25.

The team is comprised of 58 female traffic police officers tasked with leading motorcades transporting important individuals, including world leaders visiting Ho Chi Minh City, as well as parading on the city’s streets.

Policewomen of an all-female escort team stand at a checkpoint to handle traffic violation cases in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Policewomen of an all-female escort team stand at a checkpoint to handle traffic violation cases in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Policewomen of an all-female escort team stand at a checkpoint to handle traffic violation cases in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Policewomen of an all-female escort team stand at a checkpoint to handle traffic violation cases in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A policewoman of an all-female escort team stands at a checkpoint to handle traffic violation cases in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A policewoman of an all-female escort team stands at a checkpoint to handle traffic violation cases in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A traffic policewoman measures the breath alcohol concentration of a driver in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A traffic policewoman measures the breath alcohol concentration of a driver in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A traffic policewoman measures the breath alcohol concentration of a driver in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A traffic policewoman measures the breath alcohol concentration of a driver in Ho Chi Minh City, September 9, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

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