Impatient motorist pays the price for ramming roadblock


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  • Saturday, 25 Apr 2020

SHAH ALAM: An impatient motorist will spend two days in the lock-up for ramming through a police roadblock in Sungai Besi before he was caught.

Selangor Covid-19 special operation spokesperson Asst Comm Muhammad Yazid Muhammad Yew said the incident occurred at around 4pm on Wednesday.

“The 42-year-old suspect rammed the roadblock near the Sungai Besi toll plaza, triggering a 45-minute chase before he was arrested.

“We are investigating the case for attempted murder, obstructing public servants from discharging their duties, defying police orders at a roadblock and attempting to negligently spread an infectious disease,” he told reporters yesterday.

ACP Muhammad Yazid said no one was injured in the incident but some equipment and vehicles were damaged.

He reminded the public that roadblocks were set up to control public movement to stop the chain of Covid-19 infection.

“I urge the people to be patient and follow the orders by the authorities,” he said, adding that in Selangor, a total of 102 roadblocks were in place.

He said that over the past 24 hours, 71,368 vehicles were checked, with 2,744 people issued with warnings and given advice to obey the movement control order (MCO).

“In areas under the enhanced MCO, only Kampung Paya Lebar, Batu 23.5 Sungai Lui, was affected, involving one house being monitored.

“Seven government and semi-government premises are being utilised as quarantine centres, in addition to 13 gazetted hotels,” he added.

ACP Muhammad Yazid said there were nine flights that landed in Selangor via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Thursday from Ethiopia, Jakarta, Japan, Singapore, Doha and Bangkok, with 458 passengers.

“There is a 92.5% rate of compliance with the MCO, but we have also received 2,953 reports.

“We opened 1,855 investigation papers involving 4,072 arrests,” he said, adding that over the past 24 hours, 107 individuals, including 49 foreigners, were arrested.

ACP Muhammad Yazid said Petaling Jaya had the highest number of arrests at 466 and 106 prosecutions.

This was followed by Gombak, South Klang, Serdang and Kajang.
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