Road bullies pay a heavy price


  • Colours of China
  • Monday, 26 Aug 2019

When their tantrums get ‘powerful’ car drivers deeper into trouble.

NEWS of two “powerful” female road bullies in separate incidents in China have got the Internet users busy for the past two weeks.

Many furiously searched for their identities and their backgrounds, after clips of their antics went viral online.

On Aug 14, a white Rolls-Royce was spotted overtaking vehicles queuing to enter the car park of the Beijing Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital.

The driver took the emergency lane reserved for ambulances.

The car, driven by a woman, was stopped by a security guard.

The security guard asked the driver of the 6mil yuan (RM3.6mil) Dawn model to follow the queue into the car park.

In the video that went viral, she was seen refusing to listen to the guard and instead stopped the car at the hospital entrance, occupying the emergency lane.

Traffic police were called in to assist with the situation.

The woman who was wearing a face mask and clad in a black t-shirt with black pants then started arguing with a policeman.

She kept repeating that she had no obligation to cooperate when the officer asked her to be supportive of their work.

“So what? You sue me, sue me now. I will not remove my car, I have no driving licence, ” she shouted despite being told that she had blocked the emergency lane.

Slightly over an hour later, she drove off just as the enforcement unit arrived to tow her Beijing-registered car away.

She was slapped with a summon for illegal parking.

It was later revealed that the 31-year-old woman, surnamed Shan, is a company director.

That evening, she tendered an apology for her behaviour in an interview with The Beijing News after her footage went viral, attracting several million viewers in just a few hours.

“I know I’m wrong, ” said Shan as she cried, explaining that she was running late for an appointment and feared that she would miss a chance to see the doctor.

She claimed she got emotional because she was unwell.

Shan also denied speculations that she was from an influential background, saying that the car was borrowed from a friend but declined to reveal who the owner was.

However, it was later exposed that she had bought the car last year and later transferred it to a man, surnamed He, a key person of a company involved in the development of military satellite and aerospace system.

The following day, Shan was arrested and put on a five-day administrative detention for obstructing public order.

During her detention, she was found to be involved in other cases and police said she would be detained further. However, police refused to reveal more, saying investigations were underway.

Netizens were all excited and believed that her detention was not the end of the drama.

What her connection is with He was a question that everyone wanted to know.

However, many “online investigators” revealed that they dared not carry on with the search, saying “the tiger is too big”, referring to the strong connection Shan has with certain influential individuals.

The Rolls-Royce is now up for sale.

Just two weeks before the Rolls-Royce saga, a woman driving a Porsche Coupe made headlines.

In a video that went viral, a well-dressed woman is seen quarrelling with the male driver of an SUV on a road in Chongqing city on July 30.

It was reported that the woman was about to make an illegal U-turn at an intersection, but a Chery SUV driver, whose car was stuck in heavy traffic, refused to make room for her.

She got out of her car and argued with him.

During the row, she slapped him in the face and the man retaliated by slapping her back, causing her hat to fly off.

The woman was later identified as Li Yue, 44, the wife of Shichuan town police station chief Tong Xiaohua.

Just as netizens were discussing her background, more videos featuring Li in other road rage incidents surfaced online.

In one of the clips, she bragged to a driver that she was known for speeding and that she had never stopped for red lights.

“I just make one call and all can be cancelled, can you do it?” she asked.

Later, police slapped her with a summon which carries a 250 yuan (RM150) fine and deducted two driving record points for various traffic offences including making an illegal U-turn, wearing high-heel shoes and a big sun hat while driving.

Police said the heels could affect her leg movement while the hat could block her vision.

Investigators also revealed that the couple was born to rural families but Li drives a third-hand Porsche Coupe, which she bought in 2016 for 636,000 yuan (RM380,000), while Tong drives a four-year-old BMW 5-series, worth 418,700 yuan (RM250,000).

They got married in 1998.

Tong has since been removed from his post for “disciplinary violations” and is now under further investigations for his involvement in other “improper acts”.


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