JOHOR BARU: A 36-year-old man who was pulled over by police has been arrested for using profanity on a policemen who issued summonses to him.
Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Padzil Mohd Zain said the man was flagged down by a policeman during a traffic operation in Jalan Mutiara Emas Putih, Taman Mount Austin here around 11am Saturday (Dec 19).
The policeman issued the suspect two summonses as his car registration plate and exhaust pipe did not comply with regulations, ACP Padzil said in a statement on Sunday (Dec 20).
"The suspect, unhappy at the being summonsed, took out his phone and recorded the traffic policemen who were carrying out their duties.
"The suspect also shouted some profanity before leaving the scene," he said.
He added that the man, who possessed a criminal record for drugs, was arrested and placed under remand until Dec 21 for investigations under Section 186 of the Penal Code and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1995.
Separately, ACP Padzil said 13 men were arrested for illegal racing at Jalan Mutiara Emas 5, Taman Mount Austin at around 11pm on Saturday (Dec 19).
The suspects, aged 21 to 33, were arrested for racing and performing stunts that posed danger to other road users, he said.
"The location is a hotspot for illegal racing. In September, we arrested 10 men for illegal racing in the same spot and things quietened down after that.
"In early December, the illegal racing started again and in our two-week observation of the area, we found that the cars of various brands and makes would come in groups to race.
"At least two cars would take part in races between the junction and roundabout along Jalan Mutiara Emas 5," he said.
The 13 suspects were being investigated under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 and 13 vehicles were also seized.
Aside from the arrests, 11 summonses were issued to the suspects for modified exhaust pipes and car registration plates that did not comply with regulations, he added.
He also advised the public not to take part in illegal activities and urged the public to report any such incidents at the nearest police station or by calling the Johor police hotline at 07-221 2999.