KOTA KINABALU: A 26-year-old man, who led the police on a one-hour, high-speed car chase across the city, was sentenced to 10 months in jail, while another was slapped with a RM6,000 fine for obstructing police at a roadblock during the mobility control order (MCO).
According to the fact sheet of the first case, Yong Tze How was taking his female friend to her father-in-law's house in Likas because she wanted to inform her in-laws that her husband, their son, had not come home for two days.
However, when a mobile police van approached them, they panicked, and Yong sped off with the police in chase.
It took an hour before the police finally caught them after their vehicle skidded off the road
and ran out of fuel at the Bukit Bendera area.
Yong pleaded guilty before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie to obstructing policeman Kpl Abdul Rahman Yusuf from discharging his duties at Kalan Kg Cenderakasih in Bukit Bendera here at around 1.30am on Mar 25.
Yong claimed that he was high on syabu but prosecuting officer Khairul Anuar told the court that tests on both Yong and his friend turned up negative.
His female friend, who claimed that she took syabu about two-weeks ago, had two previous drug-related arrests.
Yong did not have a criminal record, the court was told.
Meanwhile, in the other case, Injimar Abu Gafar, 33, pleaded guilty to obstructing police officer Insp Izwan Abdul Rani from discharging his duties at a police roadblock on Mile 7, Jalan Tuaran in Inanam here at around 6pm on March 23.
The court was told Injimar punched his car bonnet and confronted the police, saying: “Cilaka kamu police mau tahan orang sahaja (D*** it, you police just want to detain people)” when he was stopped and found to be driving without a licence.
A friend who was in the car with him could not produce identity documents.
Injimar, who pleaded guilty, said he never punched the vehicle bonnet.
Magistrate Abbie ordered a fine of RM6,000 or six months jail.