Rapid KL Driver Who Rammed Through Cars Near MRR2 Was High On Drugs

He tested positive for methamphetamines.

Cover image via Azri Arip/New York Times (edited)

The 32-year-old driver of the Rapid KL bus who rammed into cars on Jalan Ampang before turning onto MRR2 last night, 16 August, tested positive for drugs

The driver

Image via Azri Arip/Facebook

"Our initial investigations show he (the driver) was under the influence of drugs during the incident," Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim was quoted as saying by Malay Mail earlier today, 17 August.

"A drug test showed that he tested positive for meth," Mazlan added.

The man has been taken into custody while a joint investigation by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor contingent police is ongoing.

The man was arrested today after being treated for a head injury

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya

Image via Kosmo

Free Malaysia Today reported Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya as saying that the driver was being treated at the Ampang Hospital before he was detained.

Zulkefly also rubbished rumours that the man had died, saying that he was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital today.

A special team has been set up to handle the insurance claims of victims in the incident last night

Free Malaysia Today reported chief executive officer (CEO) of Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd Mohd Azam Omar as saying today that victims can submit their claims together with relevant documents via e-mail to [email protected]

Azam added that the company has given full cooperation to the police in investigation of the case.

Meanwhile, Rapid KL has come to the defence of the driver, saying that he has had a "good track record":

On the other hand, social media users have accused the burger stall owner that he chased the bus driver armed with a samurai sword:

Read more about the rampage here:

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