Six mat rempit detained, two road users held for drink-driving in Penang

BUTTERWORTH: Six Mat Rempits and two road users, under the influence of alcohol, were arrested during two operations at the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) here.

Seberang Prai Utara OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the operations dubbed as Ops Samseng Jalanan and Ops Mabuk were conducted from 4pm to 8pm and 10pm to midnight on Saturday (March 6).

“The six teenagers arrested during Ops Samseng Jalanan were between the ages of 16 and 21.

“They were found engaging in dangerous acts like riding in zigzags while competing among themselves from KM8.6 to KM6.4 heading to Prai.

“They were caught when they stopped by a petrol station in Jalan Bagan Luar here, ” he said, adding that the six were detained to facilitate investigations under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old motorcyclist and a 48-year-old driver under the influence of alcohol were also detained separately at BORR here during Ops Mabuk.

ACP Noorzainy said the man was detained while riding his motorcycle at KM10.8 at 9.45pm while the woman was detained at 12.05am in her mini cooper.

“During the operation, police tried to stop the woman but she drove away to Taman Robena Telok Air Tawar and crashed into a parked Myvi.

“They will be investigated under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for drink-driving.

ACP Noorzainy said police will continue with similar operations to eradicate errant motorists and urged parents to be alert to their children's activities so that they will not get involved in unhealthy activities such as illegal racing.

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