Teen among three arrested in JB following high-speed chase

JOHOR BARU: Three people, including a 14-year-old, were arrested after leading the police on a 40-minute high-speed chase at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah here.

State police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the male suspects, who are between the ages of 14 and 47, were arrested at about 10.40pm on Thursday (Feb 4).

“Police noticed the suspects, who were driving in a suspicious manner in Taman Skudai Baru, and told them to stop the vehicle but they sped off instead.

“They also hit the police’s patrol car in a bid to escape from being arrested, ” he said in a statement here on Friday (Feb 5).

He added that the suspects eventually stopped the car at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah and tried to run away on foot before being apprehended.

“Checks found that one of them is wanted for a case and another tested positive for methamphetamine, ” he said.

He said that the case is being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a civil servant from carrying out his duties as well as the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988 (Act 343) for being outside without having a reasonable reason.

“The suspect who tested positive for drugs would also be investigated under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, ” he said, urging those with information on the incident to reach out to the police.

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