Police arrest man who allegedly caused drink-driving accident

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  • Sunday, 14 Jun 2020

PORT DICKSON: The police arrested a man believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol following a minor accident here.

Port Dickson OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said a police team conducting Ops Mabuk rushed to the scene near Dataran Segar upon being notified of the incident around 10.45pm on Friday (June 12).

"The preliminary probe showed that the suspect is a lorry driver from Masjid Tanah in Melaka who had allegedly forced a 53-year old driver of another car from here to stop resulting in an accident.

"A team was sent to the scene and the 27-year-old was ordered to undergo a breathalyser test," he said, adding that no one was injured in the accident.

The test showed the suspect's blood alcohol content to be 199mg/100ml, which is higher than the legal limit of 80mg alcohol/100ml.

He was then taken to the police station where another test conducted showed the alcohol reading to be 124mg/100ml.

The suspect who works as a lorry driver was subsequently arrested.

The case is being investigated under section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. Offenders can be fined between RM1,000 and RM6,000, jailed up to 12 months or both upon conviction.

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