Woman held for driving against traffic on highway

JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested a woman for driving against traffic along the Senai-Desaru Expressway near the Cahaya Baru toll plaza exit.

A video of the incident, which occurred on Thursday, showing a woman driving a car towards Desaru has gone viral on social media.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the 46-year-old woman was detained after she turned up at the Seri Alam district police headquarters on Saturday.

He said Johor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department had earlier received the dashcam video lasting 0.48 seconds around noon which was recorded by the public.

“We managed to identify the vehicle, ” he said in a statement.

The suspect is being investigated under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which provides for imprisonment of up to five years and a fine of not less than RM5,000 and not more than RM15,000, and revocation of driving licence not exceeding five years, upon conviction.

He said police were taking the matter seriously and would take stern action against anyone who deliberately violated traffic laws.

“The case will be brought to court for negligence as it could endanger other road users, ” he said and thanked the public for channelling information to help police track down the driver.

In an unrelated case in Kulai, a 44-year-old traditional Chinese medicine practitioner was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman who sought treatment from him.

Kulai police chief Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the 22-year-old woman went to the practitioner’s premises in Jalan Kenanga, Indahpura, on Friday to treat her back problems.

“She was in the treatment room when the man allegedly took advantage of the situation by touching and massaging her breasts.

“Police arrested the man at the premises on Saturday, ” he said.

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