A 20-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend were detained by the police, after the car they were driving rammed into an MPV patrol car while the authorities were carrying out their inspection.
According to Kosmo, the police found the couple inside a car – supposedly committing immorality – behind a premise located in Tanah Merah. Out of panic, both of them quickly fled the area, before crashing into several other vehicles by the roadside.
Tanah Merah police chief, Supt. Wan Zulfikri Wan Othman stated that the incident took place at 11pm on Sunday (10th April) while the members of the car patrol unit were patrolling Jalan Humaira. They then spotted a suspicious car behind a business premise. According to him, “While trying to inspect (the car), the Perodua MyVi driver tried to ram into a policeman, causing damage to a door on the left side of the patrol car.”
He then explained, “The suspect then sped off in his car with his girlfriend, before crashing into three other vehicles which were parked along the Jalan Hiburan roadside.” The police then asked the suspect to stop the vehicle using a megaphone. They then attempted to flee again, before the Perodua MyVi they were driving lost control at the Gertak Chabar petrol station. This prompted the police to fire a warning shot, before detaining the couple.
“According to initial investigations, the man tried to ram the MPV vehicle to escape after he was surprised to see a police officer who wanted to do an inspection while he was with his girlfriend in the car. the police official added in his statement. It’s understood that the couple had just been dating for a month. Both of them didn’t suffer any injuries in the incident.
Wan Zulfikri also stated that the suspect and his lover have been remanded for seven days and three days respectively for further investigation. The case is being investigated under Section 307/279 of the Penal Code and Section 42(1)(A) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Sources: Kosmo, Harian Metro.
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