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Rogue bus driver takes Vietnam cop on wild ride

Traffic police Second Lt. Nguyen Manh Phan ordered bus driver Phung Hong Phuong to pull over the 39-seat passenger coach Monday, but the driver allegedly refused to show his paperwork and tried to drive off, but Phan managed to leap onto the front of the bus.

Video footage of a Vietnamese traffic policeman clinging to the windshield wipers of a moving bus, whose driver was trying to avoid a ticket, has been released by cops in Hanoi.

The bus travelled for more than half a mile at speeds of up to 31mph with Lt. Nguyen Manh Phan hanging on to the front, a police spokesman told the Associated Press.

It reported that the video was filmed by another officer.

The driver, Phung Hong Phuong, allegedly refused to show his paperwork and drove off, but not before Phan leaped onto the front, the spokesman added.

The driver was eventually pulled over after being chased by police and residents. He was arrested for allegedly acting against public officials, an offense that carries a maximum three-year prison sentence, the Associated Press said.

It reported that Phuong previously served nearly four years in prison for a fatal traffic accident, and was released in 2010.

The Associated Press report could not be independently verified with Hanoi police.