[VIDEO] Police Arrest Nurse For Speeding Across Penang Bridge In Just Over 2 Minutes
A motorcyclist was arrested after video footage of him riding a Kawasaki Ninja on the Penang Bridge at extreme speed went viral
The 28-year-old nurse from a private hospital blatantly posted a video of his reckless act in a Facebook group called 'Motor Kaki' with the caption "It doesn't take three minutes to cross the bridge".
The video shows the motorcyclist taking a mere two minutes and 20 seconds to cross the entire 13.5km stretch of the bridge, along with the inset of a GPS tracker showing off his movement.
According to New Straits Times, it usually takes about 11 minutes to drive across the bridge with no traffic while obeying the speed limit.
The rider was seen racing across the bridge with the highest speed of 260km/h in the video.
A netizen had apparently tipped off the police after watching the video that has been shared over 2,700 times
Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong said a member of the public e-mailed them about the Kawasaki Ninja 636cc rider.
"We also received a dashcam video recording of the rider's action, which clearly showed that he was riding his machine at a speed of [260km/h]," said Suffian, as quoted by The Star.
"It further showed he was riding recklessly and dangerously by overtaking vehicles on the left and right."
The suspect was arrested at his home in Ayer Itam at 5.52pm on Tuesday, 21 April
Soffian said the rider and his motorcycle was brought to the traffic police station in the northeast district for further investigation.
New Straits Times reported that the rider has since been released on police bail and is expected to be charged in court on 7 May under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless and dangerous driving.
If found guilty, he will have to pay a fine of between RM5,000 and RM15,000 and serve a maximum jail term of five years.