IPOH: An unemployed man crashed his car into a police mobile patrol vehicle in an attempt to evade arrest near Felda Gunung Besout in Sungkai, about 85km from here.
Drugs were also found allegedly in his possession, according to police.
Muallim OCPD Supt Mohd Hasni Mohd Nasir said the 31-year-old man from Felda Gunung Besout Satu made a sudden U-turn near MRSM Trolak and crashed head-on into the pursuing police vehicle at 11.30pm on Wednesday (June 29).
"The man was heading towards Besout after a traffic light junction before he made the U-turn.
"After the collision, police arrested the man," he said in a statement on Thursday (June 30).
"We found 11 packets containing 18g of a substance, believed to be methamphetamine worth RM1,800, in a black duffel bag carried by the man.
"The man also tested positive for methamphetamine," he added.
Supt Mohd Hasni said the man had earlier made a U-turn to avoid a roadblock at KM102 near Taman Bukit Slim.
"He turned into a one-way road towards Trolak, driving dangerously.
"Police went after the man and ordered him to stop his car three times but he refused," he said, adding that the man also tried to force the police car off the road during the 15km chase which lasted for 10mins.
Supt Mohd Hasni said the man will be investigated under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
"He will also be investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for disrupting a civil servant from doing his duty," he said, adding that the man has three previous drug-related offences.