Man behind lethal crash at roadblock has prior rioting charge


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 May 2020

SHAH ALAM: The lorry driver who crashed into a police roadblock that led to the death of a corporal has a prior record for rioting with a deadly weapon.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said checks revealed the driver had a prior record under Section 148 of the Penal Code.

“He is currently under remand while investigations are carried out under Section 41 of the Road Transport Act for causing death by reckless driving.

“We are also investigating the man for flouting the movement control order at the time of the incident,” he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters yesterday.

Comm Noor Azam said once the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department complete their investigation, CID will start their probe for culpable homicide under Section 304 of the Penal Code.

It was reported that the police remanded the driver who crashed into a police roadblock that led to the death of a corporal.

On Sunday, 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 emotion when handing over the Panji Sang Saka Biru (the Royal Malaysia Police Pennant) to Safwan’s father, who was a commando with VAT69 in Ulu Kinta, Perak.
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