Crime & Courts

Drunk police inspector arrested for driving against traffic, showing vulgar sign to comrades

KUALA LUMPUR: A 35-year-old police inspector was detained by Cheras police, for drunk driving and showing a vulgar sign to his fellow comrades early this morning.

The suspect, who was spotted driving against traffic on a road near the Cheras district police headquarters was flagged to stop his vehicle but refused, and a chase ensued.

It is learnt that at least two police patrol cars chased the suspect for about one kilometre, before policemen managed to stop the man at the Sri Sabah Flat traffic light junction in the 4.10am incident.

The suspect, who was believed to be heavily intoxicated at the time, refused to cooperate and showed an obscene sign to one of the personnel at the scene, before he was arrested.

It is also learnt that a scuffle ensued during the arrest which resulted in the suspect suffering a small scratch on his forehead.

Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Zam Halim Jamaluddin who confirmed the arrest said the officer was detained to facilitate investigation into two offences, drunk driving and for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duties.

"The officer has been detained for further investigation under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987 and Section 186 of the Penal Code," he said briefly.

Zam Halim said police will be issuing a press statement with details of the suspect's arrest and remand in due time.

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