Cops arrest drunk driver who ploughed into police corporal

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan

KAJANG: Police have remanded the driver who crashed into a police roadblock that led to the death of a corporal.

“Remanded for four days, starting yesterday (Sunday), ” said Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan in a brief text message on Monday (May 4).

On Sunday (May 3), a police corporal on duty died after a suspected drunk driver crashed into him at a roadblock at the Lekas Highway.

The victim has been identified as Corporal Safwan Muhammad Ismail, 31, who was attached to the Kajang district police headquarters.

He was buried earlier Monday in Ipoh, Perak.

At his funeral, Selangor CID chief SAC Datuk Fadzil Ahmad said that Safwan was a symbol of loyalty and sacrifice by police personnel in serving the country.

Fadzil said he was overcome with emotions when handing over the Panji Sang Saka Biru (Royal Malaysia Police Pennant) to Safwan’s father, who was a commando with VAT69 in Ulu Kinta, Perak, according to Bernama.

Fadzil had accompanied the body of Safwan for burial at the Kampung Bakar Bata Muslim cemetery in Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh in Perak at about 6am on Monday, the national news agency reported.

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