Driver arrested after confrontation with traffic police on Tuen Mun Road

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26th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) In the early hours of today, police set up roadblocks along Tuen Mun Road in an effort to combat drink driving and other traffic violations. During the operation, a white private car was intercepted by officers but managed to reverse and attempt to flee. The driver was soon surrounded by multiple traffic police officers wielding extendable batons, who shouted, “Don’t go!”

According to online sources, the driver, identified as Mr. Yip, a 24-year-old male, was eventually apprehended. Eyewitnesses reported that the driver was seen wearing a black cloth over his head before being handcuffed by the police.

At approximately 2am, officers from the Traffic Department of the New Territories North Region set up the roadblocks along Tuen Mun Road to conduct vehicle checks. They attempted to intercept the private car driven by Mr. Yip. However, he refused to cooperate and ignored instructions to stop. In his attempt to escape, he collided with a taxi that was travelling on the road. Eventually, the police successfully stopped the private car.

Preliminary investigations suggest that Mr. Yip is suspected of multiple offences, including dangerous driving, driving during a period of license suspension, driving without third-party insurance, unauthorised use of a vehicle, transportation of dangerous drugs, and failure to provide a blood sample for testing. The case has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Team of the Tuen Mun Police District for further investigation.