Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cop: Duo who let drunk driver get away not policemen

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/3/20/nation/10947611&sec=nation (20/3/2012)
The two men accused of allowing an alleged drunk driver to flee the scene are not from the police force. One was an auxiliary policeman and the other was his friend, said Ampang OCPD Asst Comm Amiruddin Jamaluddin. He said they stopped to help when they saw the accident, but left the place after a few minutes.
During the 3.10am incident on Friday, motorist Cheah Kok Hong, 29, asked compensation from another motorist, who he claimed was drunk, after their cars collided.
It was claimed that the auxiliary policeman had a “little talk” with the driver and asked him to leave the scene. ACP Amiruddin said Cheah then called up three friends.
“When a patrol car arrived, the victim and his friends showed their dissatisfaction by humiliating my men and hitting the patrol car,” he told reporters yesterday.
Two of Cheah’s friends were arrested when they punched the policemen, added ACP Amiruddin. The two, aged 26 and 23, are being remanded for further questioning. The case is being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing policemen from carrying out their duties.
At a press conference on Sunday, Cheah had alleged that the other driver had punched him in the face. Also present was Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng.
Cheah said his friends denied obstructing the police from carrying out their duties and attacking the police officer.
Lim called on the police to investigate the driver of the other car and check out the damage on the car to verify the police report made by Cheah.

1 comment:

Julia said...

Even if they were not cops I don't understand why they let that driver leave....it's all about public safety and not because that driver could kill someone after he left....what if that someone would have been a relative of this duo???

When I was accused of careless driving Toronto another driver told the cops I was texting and even if I was very mad back then I realized why that traffic partner did what he did...to teach me a lesson that I will never forget.