Nailed: Batu Gajah cops nab suspect believed to have scattered nails on road

IPOH: Police have nabbed the delinquent motorist seen apparently scattering nails on the road in a video clip that had gone viral on social media on Friday (March 31).

Batu Gajah OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said the 45-year-old suspect was arrested near Changkat Larang in Lahat at about 3am Satursday (April 1).

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"The suspect has a criminal record for drug-related offences and a urine test found him positive for methamphetamine.

"The man (driver) was remanded for four days from today to assist in investigations for committing mischief. However, his motive is still being probed,” he said in a statement Saturday.

Earlier, the media reported that the incident was believed to have occurred at the traffic lights of Jalan Ipoh-Lumut/Pusing near Batu Gajah and police also received a report from a road user who claimed that his car tyre was punctured after he passed through the same road.

A 24-second video that was recorded by the driver of another vehicle showed the motorist scattering nails at the intersection from the window of his car. - Bernama

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