Grab driver arrested for allegedly obstructing police


KUALA LUMPUR: A Grab driver in his 40s was detained after allegedly obstructing a police team that was sent to raid an entertainment centre at Jalan Changkat Raja Chulan.

The incident happened when a vehicle suddenly stopped in front of the Suite Vida Bukit Ceylon at Jalan Changkat Raja Chulan here at about 12.50am on Saturday (April 27).

A female passenger then opened the vehicle's backdoor, hitting a policewoman who was coming from behind on a motorcycle.

Acting Dang Wangi OCPD Supt Rudy Abdullah said the policewoman was thrown off her motorcycle and fell on the road, injuring her arms.

"The female police personnel who was injured was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for treatment. Checks by doctors showed that she had broken her right middle finger," Supt Rudy said.

He added that in the incident, the Grab driver alighted from the vehicle and shouted at his passenger and demanded that she pay for the damage to his vehicle's door, the motorcycle and hurting the policewoman.

Supt Rudy added that the driver insisted that he was not at fault for stopping his vehicle suddenly without signalling before dropping off his passenger.

He added that police at the scene tried to calm the man down.

"They also asked the driver for his MyKad for inspection but the man refused to cooperate and even attempted to go to his vehicle to leave the area. Having no other choice, police personnel arrested the man with the help of the public," he added.

The suspect has been detained under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant in the discharge of their duties.


   

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