Police unleash hail of gunfire in New Taipei’s Sanchong District after driver refuses to stop
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Policeman approaching vehicle. (Video courtesy of Taiwan Observer)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When police in New Taipei’s Sanchong District were attempting to have a car pull over to check if it had been stolen, the driver, surnamed Liu (劉) refused to stop and instead sped away, leading police on a high speed chase that ended with guns blazing, Liberty Times reported.
The white Mitsubishi Colt Plus was first spotted near Shuhong East Road and Zhuweizi Street, but then quickly fled to the intersection of Chenggong Road and Huanhenan, where the little hatchback lost control and smashed into a taxi on the side of the road. It was not until the police had fired 13 warning shots and a large, blue truck blocked its path that the vehicle finally came to a halt and the driver complied with officers’ commands. [FULL STORY]