23 nabbed for drink-driving in KL traffic ops

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 23 men were detained for driving while intoxicated following a traffic operation in the city.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said the drivers, aged 23 to 48, were detained during a traffic operation held in the city centre, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Genting Klang, Duke Highway and MRR2 from Friday (May 20) to Sunday (May 22).

“The blood alcohol level of the drivers surpassed the permitted limit.

“We are investigating under Section 45(A) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Eight motorcycle riders, aged 16 to 19, were also detained for riding dangerously and performing stunts, he added.

“A 20-year-old man was detained on Jalan Raja Laut for possessing 0.86g of cannabis.

“We also detained a 33-year-old man suspected of riding a stolen motorcycle while another man was detained for obstructing policemen from performing their duties,” he said.

ACP Sarifudin said some 435 summonses were issued for various traffic offences.

“A total of 13 motorcycles were seized for illegal exhaust modifications,” he said.

A total of 14 officers and 89 JSPT personnel members were involved in the operation, ACP Sarifudin said.

“We will step up such operations during weekends to ensure the safety of all road users.

“Those with information or queries can contact the Jalan Tun H.S Lee Traffic police station at 03-2071 9999 or KL police hotline at 03-20260267/69 or any nearest police station,” he urged.