Cops detain nine for drink driving during weekend ops in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine men were detained for driving while intoxicated following an operation in the city.

The operation, codenamed "Ops Samseng Jalanan'', was conducted in the city centre, Jalan Genting Klang, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Tun Razak and Duke Expressway from Friday (Nov 26) until Sunday (Nov 28).

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department (JSPT) chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said the nine men aged between 25 and 57 had blood alcohol levels beyond the permitted limit.

"They were detained under Section 45(A) of the Road Transport Act 1987," he said in a statement on Sunday.

Four motorcyclists were also detained for riding dangerously while another was arrested for riding a stolen motorcycle, he added.

"We also detained a 23-year-old motorcyclist for modifying his motorcycle's number plates," he said

ACP Sarifudin said some 550 summonses were issued for various offences and 11 motorcycles were seized for illegal modifications.

"We will continue to conduct such operations during the weekends to prevent and curb traffic violations and to ensure the safety of all road users.

"Those with questions can contact Traffic police station Jalan Tun H.S. Lee at 03-2071 9999 or KL JSPT hotline at 03-2026 0267 / 69 or the nearest police station.

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