Cops nab 15 for drink-driving in KL traffic ops

KUALA LUMPUR: Fifteen men were detained for drink-driving following a traffic operation in the city from Friday (May 27).

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said that the drivers caught were aged between 23 and 59.

He said the 15 were detained during the traffic operation in the city centre, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Pahang, Duke Highway and Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh).

"The blood alcohol level of the drivers surpassed the permitted limit. We are investigating under Section 45(A) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Six motorcyclists aged between 16 and 22 were also detained for riding dangerously and performing stunts, he added.

"A 37-year-old man was detained at Jalan Raja Laut for possessing over 500g of methamphetamine.

“We also detained two men suspected of riding stolen motorcycles while another man was detained for using fake motorcycle number plates," he said.

ACP Sarifudin added that some 655 summonses were issued for various traffic offences.

"A total of 15 motorcycles were seized for illegal exhaust modifications," he said.

ACP Sarifudin said that 19 officers and 115 JSPT personnel were involved in the operation.

"We will step up such operations during weekends to ensure the safety of all road users.

"Those with information or queries can contact the Jalan Tun H.S Lee Traffic police station at 03-2071 9999 or KL police hotline at 03-2026 0267/69 or any nearest police station," he added.

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