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The Rapid KL Bus Driver Has Been Remanded Till Tuesday As Police Seeks More Witnesses

The driver was high on drugs during the time of the incident.

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The 32-year-old driver of the Rapid KL bus that he used to flee a scene of an accident and in turn destroying seven cars along Jalan Ampang on Thursday night has now been remanded till Tuesday

A Kuala Lumpur Magistrate approved the application for his remand to facilitate the police investigation into the rampage caused by the Rapid KL bus driver.

"The bus driver is being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharudin Abdullah was quoted as saying by NST Online yesterday, 18 August.

Police had detained him on Friday night after he tested positive for methamphetamine.

The driver was trying to flee with the bus after causing an earlier accident at a roadside burger stall, where a woman and a baby were left injured.

In his bid to escape, he rammed into seven vehicles, injuring half a dozen people.

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Meanwhile, Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief, Superintendent Azman Shari'at said that they are now tracking down more witnesses to complete the investigation paper

"We are still attempting to locate a few more people, their statements will be recorded to finalise the investigation.

"We will also be recording a statement from the bus driver," Azman told NST Online.

On the allegation that the driver was assaulted by members of the public after he ran off on foot, the Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner denied receiving any report on it

"The Dang Wangi headquarters did not receive any report regarding allegations that members of the public had assaulted the bus driver.

"For now, we are still focused on our investigation," NST Online quoted ACP Shaharudin as saying in its report earlier today, 19 August.

It has been alleged on social media that a group of men chased the bus driver armed with wooden sticks and samurai swords.

Netizens have defends the driver saying he was in a state of panic after being chased by people with sticks and swords:

Following the incident and prior to his urine test results came, Rapid KL vouched for the driver, saying he has had a "good track record":

You can watch the video of the incident here:

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