NILAI: A college student who flunked his driving test for the third time has been detained after he threatened a Road Transport Department (JPJ) examiner with a knife for failing him.
The 18-year-old student got upset after the officer said he had to fail him for violating several traffic rules, including running a red light, Nilai OCPD Supt Mohd Nor Marzukee said of the incident on Tuesday.
“The JPJ officer told him to stop the car by a roadside before a traffic light junction in Batang Benar after noticing that he had violated a few traffic rules.
“This riled up the student, who then took out a 30cm-long knife from his bag and pointed it at the officer’s abdomen.
“He apparently threatened the officer, telling him to make sure that he passed the test,” Supt Mohd Nor said of the incident.
He added that the shaken officer immediately got out of the car and contacted the police.
A police team dispatched to the scene detained the suspect and brought him to the Mantin station for questioning.
A urine test conducted on the student, who is from Kuala Lumpur, was negative.
Supt Mohd Nor said the case was being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation, which carries a jail term of two years or a fine or both.