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Driver Using Fake Car Plates Tries to Escape Police Inspection, Brings Policeman With Him

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(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) Police in China have apprehended a man who used fake car plates for his taxi.

A Chinese man suspected of using a fake car plate to deceive people that he is a real taxi driver has been caught by the police and is now under criminal detention.

The man, identified only as Wang, was first suspected of using fake license plates while he was looking for passengers along Humin Road and Hongmei Road in Shanghai, reports However, after learning that he was raising suspicion and was asked by police to pull over, things got rough.

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The driver reportedly kept driving and changing directions. When he finally stopped at a nearby gas station, a policeman approached him and asked him to show his licenses. As the policeman did, Wang reportedly slammed the door of the car, getting the cop’s left hand stuck on the door.

The policeman kept slamming on the door, telling Wang to open the door, but the nervous driver refused to open the door and drove in an attempt to escape, taking the policeman with him. The policeman reportedly hung for dear life riding on the hood of the car.

Wang was eventually subdued, thanks to the joint efforts of both passers-by and other police officers. He told the police that he only tried to flee as he did not have a license to operate a taxi service.

Later, police were able to confirm that Wang indeed used a fake car plate. Shanghai city law traffic authorities said Wang disguised his car as a ‘Dazhong’ taxi, Shanghai’s major taxi fleet.

Meanwhile, 50 police motorcycles from Yangpu district have already been fitted with video cameras that will enable police officers to record road violations in the streets. The new cameras can capture images up to 20 meters away, has a wide-angle view of 100 degrees, and has instant playback functions that can be used to provide video evidence on the spot. All 200 district police motorbikes will have the camera fitted in them soon.

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