Engineer detained for assaulting traffic cop who issued him a summons

BALIK PULAU: An engineer was arrested for allegedly assaulting a traffic policeman who had issued him with a summons for using a handphone while driving.

A video showing a man assaulting a traffic policeman went viral on Tuesday (June 28).

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Kamarul Rizal Jenal said the 51-year-old man was stopped at Jalan Tun Dr Awang near the Penang International Commercial City at about 6.30pm on Monday (June 27).

He said the man was unhappy that he was slapped with a summons for using a handphone while driving.

“The man had also ignored the police's instructions to not make recordings with his mobile phone.

“The policeman told the man not to obstruct him from doing his job and tried to seize the handphone.

“The man resorted to violence and caused a commotion,” he said in a statement.

Supt Kamarul Rezal said the 51-year-old man had been remanded until June 30.

The case is being under Section 353 of the Penal Code for using criminal force to obstruct a public servant from discharging his duty; Section 186 of the Penal Code for voluntarily obstructing a public servant from carrying out his duties and Section 188 of the Penal Code for violation of an order declared by a public servant.

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