Woman under stress leads cops on 65km car chase


IPOH: A 39-year-old woman, who was suffering from stress, led police on a 65km car chase before she was finally arrested.

According to Batu Gajah OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif, the suspect crashed her car into several police vehicles and attempted to run over a cop.

Five police vehicles were damaged in the incident, he added.

Relating the case, ACP Mohamad Roy said three policemen on their crime prevention rounds in the town spotted a female driver behaving suspiciously in her white multi-purpose vehicle around 2.50am on Sunday.

The team gave the signal to flag down the car, but she sped off, he pointed out.

“She drove in a dangerous manner towards Jalan Gopeng, then to Jalan Ipoh-Kampar, followed by Jalan Malim Nawar,” he added.

ACP Mohamad Roy said the motorcycle patrol and the MPV units from Kampar and Batu Gajah police were called in as backup in the chase, which involved a total of nine vehicles.

“The suspect then came to a stop at a dead end,” he added in a statement yesterday.

In a desperate attempt to flee, ACP Mohamad Roy said she rammed her car into the police vehicles and tried to hit one policeman, who was forced to fire a shot that hit the back tyre of the car.

Driving with a flat tyre, the suspect accelerated and fled the scene.

“We gave chase and finally arrested her at KM29 of the Jalan Ipoh-Lumut trunk road after her car came to a complete stop due to terrible damage to the engine and tyre,” revealed ACP Mohamad Roy.

He said, upon checking, there was nothing unlawful in the car.

The suspect, who is from Lumut, has no previous criminal record, and she tested negative for drugs.

“Investigations found that the suspect tried to run away from the police as she was scared and angry due to stress factors in her life,” he added.

The case, he said, is being investigated under Section 307 and Section 186 of the Penal Code, Section 39 of the Firearms Act 1960, Section 42 of the Road Transport Act, and Rule 10 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959.

The suspect is remanded for five days until Thursday.

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