A Vietnamese policewoman in the Central Highlands has been fined and her driver’s license revoked for driving a car under the influence of alcohol and causing an accident last month.
The People’s Committee in Gia Lai Province confirmed it had imposed the sentences on Major Tran Thi Luan, a 38-year-old police officer in Dak Doa Town, Dak Doa District, local media outlet Tuoitrenews reported.
According to the report, she was fined a total of VND 46 million (US$1,850), including VND11 million ($442) for incorrectly reversing the car, causing an accident, and VND35 million ($1,408) for driving a car with the breath alcohol concentration is more than 0.4 milligrams per liter. The police also revoked her driver’s license for 24 months.
The accident occurred on October 28 when a five-seat car driven by Luan collided with a motorcycle at a three-way intersection in Pleiku, which borders the Dak Doa district. Luan then reversed her car before colliding with another car and stopping.
In a video clip posted to social media by witnesses at the scene, Luan, in a police uniform, showed signs of intoxication. She also vomited after the accident.
When a local asked her if she had been drinking, she answered yes. There were no casualties in the accident, but the three vehicles were damaged.
The Ministry of Public Security has downgraded her because of the incident, according to Tuoi Tre News.