KL cops nab five reckless riders, 14 for drink-driving in weekend op

KUALA LUMPUR: Five motorcyclists have been arrested for dangerous riding while 14 motorists were also detained for driving under the influence of alcohol following a weekend operation by traffic police.

City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said the operation was held between Oct 8 and 10 around Kuala Lumpur, involving nine officers and 65 personnel.

"Our focus was around the city centre, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (heading toward Sentul and Chow Kit), Jalan Pahang, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Parlimen as well as the New Pantai Expressway (NPE).

"During the operation, we arrested 14 men aged between 25 and 65 years old for driving under the influence of alcohol. They were all brought to the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police Station for further action and will be charged under Section 45(A) of the Road Transport Act 1987," he said in a statement on Sunday (Oct 10).

He said during their operations along the NPE and Jalan Parlimen, police managed to arrest five men for dangerous riding.

"They allegedly performed various dangerous moves including zig-zags, 'rocket' and 'superman' manoeuvres as well as weaving through traffic.

"They were all taken to the same police station and will be charged under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless and dangerous riding which could disturb other road users," he said, adding that they also issued 333 summonses for various offences including illegal exhaust modifications.

He said the motorcycles seized would be handed to the Road Transport Department for inspection and ordered to be restored to their original condition.

ACP Sarifudin said his department would continue its weekend operations to deter dangerous riding and ensure road safety.

"All motorists are advised to abide by the traffic regulations or face possible action," he said.

Those with information on such activities should contact the Jalan Tun H.S Lee Traffic Police Station at 03-2071 9999 or the City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department at 03-2026 0267 / 03-2026 0269.

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