Man admits dangerous driving, resisting cop

Local | 11 Aug 2020 5:00 pm

A computer product store manager has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to a count of dangerous driving and resisting a police officer at the Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts today.

The court heard that on the evening of August 4 last year, Chan Wai-kit, 37, suddenly stopped his private car at the roundabout on Po Lam Road North.

A police sergeant thought it was suspicious and asked the defendant to leave his vehicle, but he did not respond. When the sergeant attempted to shut down the car's engine by reaching through the window, the defendant suddenly accelerated the car and the door knocked over the sergeant.

The police caught up with the defendant and asked him to walk to the pavement with his hands raised, but he was uncooperative, resisted and tried to escape. The incident left the sergeant with a left arm injury.

The defense said during mitigation that the defendant's wife had a miscarriage on the night of the incident and needed recuperation. And the defendant has a stable job and is the sole breadwinner of the family.

The defendant’s employer and friends wrote several letters of plea, and the employer said they will continue to hire the defendant.

Magistrate Ivy Chui Yee-mei said the case is serious, and that despite the defendant had known the sergeant was beside him, he still accelerated the car and tried to drive away from the scene, and resisted the three police officers fiercely during the arrest.

The case was adjourned until August 24 for sentencing.

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