Cop killed by drunk driver after MCO duty


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  • Saturday, 13 Feb 2021

KLUANG (Bernama): A policeman was killed after a car driven by a man under the influence of alcohol crashed into his motorcycle at KM 6 Jalan Kluang - Teck Wah Hing, here, late Friday (Feb 12) night.

Kluang deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Abdul Razak Abdullah Sani said L/Kpl Bradford Bernard, 28, was involved in the crash after working at the EMCO area at Simpang Renggam Prison.

He said police received a report at 10.25pm saying there was an accident involving a vehicle from Kluang and a motorcycle coming from Simpang Renggam.

Supt Razak said the motorist had lost control and rammed into Bradford’s motorcycle causing the victim to suffer serious injuries. He died at the scene.

He said the victim was on his way to Kluang police headquarters (IPD) after completing his duties at the Simpang Renggam Prison.

"The victim, who was married, died due to severe injuries to his body. The 58-year-old suspect is currently in custody and a breathalyser test found that he had exceeded the permitted blood alcohol limit," he said in a statement on Saturday (Feb 13).

He said investigations found that the motorist also has a previous record under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

He is now under remand for four days.- Bernama

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