Cops awaiting toxicology report on driver who rear-ended patrol car


  • Nation
  • Monday, 24 Jul 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are waiting for results of toxicology tests on a driver whose vehicle rear-ended a police patrol car in Jalan Loke Yew, and injuring two police officers.

When contacted, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Chief Asst Comm Mohd Nadzri Hussain said although the 47-year-old driver did not show signs of substance abuse, it was normal police procedure to conduct the tests.

"We have conducted drug and alcohol tests on him and we are waiting for the results before we take any further action," he said.

ACP Mohd Nadzri said police had also recorded the driver's statement.

"It appeared that he was shocked and lost control of his vehicle when the accident happened," he said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

The driver is being investigated for inconsiderate and reckless driving under the Road Transport Act 1987.

On Sunday, a dash-cam video of the accident was uploaded on social media showing a black Mercedes-Benz rear-ending a police patrol car on Jalan Loke Yew.

The accident happened when the patrol car came to a halt in light traffic.

One of the officers in the car suffered a broken arm while his partner sustained swelling on his calf and wrist.

The impact also caused the patrol car to lurch in front and hit another car.

The video of the accident was posted on Facebook Sunday afternoon and has since garnered over 4,000 shares and almost 8,000 reactions.

 

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