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Cabbie helps catch alleged drunk driver, report says

A SHANGHAI taxi driver helped catch an alleged drunk driver who was spotted speeding up in an attempt to throw a man off of his engine hood, Shanghai Morning Post reported today.

The incident occurred in Changning District at around 10pm on March 23 when a silver BMW was said to have hit a car owned by Mao Gang while trying to overtake it.

After both vehicles stopped, Mao got out of his car, walked over to the other BMW and opened the door. The BMW driver, a young man, smelled of alcohol, according to the report, and said "What's up, dude?"

As more passersby gathered, the driver apparently realized he was in trouble and prepared to flee when hearing others say "call the police."

In order to prevent him from leaving the scene, Mao stood in front of the BMW, the report said. But the BMW driver didn't stop and Mao, who had no time to get out of the way, jumped on to the engine hood, according to the newspaper.

Taxi driver Zhang Youfu saw the incident, stopped his car and ran after the BMW until it stopped, according to the report.

The BMW driver got out of the car and ran. Zhang and Mao chased the man until they caught him, the report said.

Neither Zhang nor Mao were hurt.

Police are still investigating the case.


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