Hong Kong police have arrested a suspected triad member, accused of reversing his car into an officer’s motorbike and then speeding away, during a raid on his home in Kwai Chung.
The 37-year-old registered car owner, believed to be a Wo Shing Wo triad member, was detained by crime-squad officers after being taken away from his flat in On Yam Estate in Kwai Chung at about 10pm on Monday.
Officers arrested the man on suspicion of furious driving and failing to stop on police’s request, a force insider said on Tuesday.
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A traffic policeman patrolling the area around the junction of Kai Cheung Road and Wang Chiu Road in Kowloon Bay soon after 11pm on Sunday had spotted the male driver of a Toyota car speaking on the phone while behind the wheel. No passenger was in the car at the time.
A 63-second viral video showed the officer on his bike and flanking the moving car outside the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police headquarters in Kai Cheung Road before he sounded his siren and overtook the vehicle to stop it.
The footage showed the car switching lanes and speeding off for a short distance before it was blocked by other vehicles stopped at a red light at the junction of Kai Cheung Road and Wang Kwong Road.
The officer then left his motorcycle behind the car and approached the vehicle. At this juncture, the car reversed into the motorcycle and sped off, with the officer giving chase.
A police spokeswoman said no one was injured in the incident.
In the early hours of Monday, the car was found abandoned in Cha Kwo Ling Road in Yau Tong. At about 10pm on the same day, detectives from the Sau Mau Ping district crime squad arrested the car owner in Kwai Chung.
The suspect denied he was driving the car at the time of the case, the source said.
As of 11am on Tuesday, the man was still being held for questioning.