Child in peril as dad flees cops

IPOH: A nine-year-old girl was flung out from a lorry during a chase with the police near Simpang Pulai here.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Ali Tamby said the girl suffered mild injuries while her lorry driver father was arrested.

“The girl is okay. We’ve sent her back to her house in Gopeng.

“We also gave her some food and new clothes,” he said in a statement yesterday.

ACP Mohd Ali said the 37-year-old driver led the police on a 5km car chase during the 4.30pm incident on Wednesday.

“He made a U-turn at Jalan Sultan Nazrin Shah to avoid a roadblock, triggering the car chase.

“He was driving dangerously and sped through Kampung Sengat and Pulai Heights before stopping near a restaurant in Taman Song Choon,” he said, adding that the driver refused to stop despite being ordered to do so by the chasing policemen.“He tried to escape on foot and ran into a restaurant before a scuffle broke out,” he said.

ACP Mohd Ali said the man had also attempted to seize a firearm from one of the policemen before he was apprehended with the help of the public.

The man, from Tanjung Tualang, has six previous records for stealing vehicles, concealment of stolen property and drug-related offences.

“He also has an arrest warrant for failure to produce his driving licence in 2013,” he said.

“He will be charged for dangerous driving, obstructing the work of a civil servant, expired road tax and driving without a licence,” he said.

On another matter, ACP Mohd Ali said a total of 668 accidents were reported in the district with nine deaths during Ops Selamat between May 29 and June 12.

Some 9,965 summonses were issued during the period.


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