[VIDEO] Traffic Police Officer Arrested For Driving Against Traffic In JB

The 25-year-old suspect was not on duty at the time of the incident.

Cover image via NST Online (YouTube)

A traffic police officer has been arrested for driving against the flow of traffic on Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Bahru

According to New Straits Times, the incident took place at 12.30am yesterday, 23 December.

The suspect was caught in a video driving his personal vehicle — a Perodua Axia — against the flow of traffic on the three-lane road while having their hazard lights on.

The police received the video and a team was quickly dispatched to the location to arrest the individual.

"A team from the Johor Baru South (JBS) Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect at a nearby petrol station," said Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

"The 25-year-old suspect was arrested for dangerous driving and is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol."

It is learnt that the suspect was off duty during the incident

The suspect is a traffic police officer stationed at the South Johor Bahru police district.

Ayob Khan said the case will be investigated under Section 42(1) and Section 45A of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.

If convicted under the first provision, the suspect could face up to five years' jail, a RM15,000 fine, and five years' driving licence suspension.

As for the second provision, the suspect could face up to two years' jail, a RM30,000 fine, and two years' driving licence suspension.

Ayob Khan said the state police will take stern action against everyone who breaks the law, including police personnel

"We will ensure the case is investigated in a transparent manner and the suspect will be charged in court," said the state police chief.

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