The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is now seeking help from the members of the public to locate a suspect who fled a police checkpoint and ran over the barbed wire barricade set up at Taman Teluk Likas at about 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday (28 July).
According to The Star, Kota Kinabalu City police chief, Asst Comm Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said that the suspect was driving a white Alza when the incident happened outside the housing area under an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).
“We were not able to establish the licence plate number of the vehicle.” he said in a statement.
He said that the driver of the white Alza had stopped at the police checkpoint before he reverse and hit a purple car queuing behind him.
The white Alza then suddenly drove through the barbed wire barrier and accelerated towards Jalan Kuala Laut, injuring the police office on duty and the driver of the car he hit.
Nonetheless, Mohd Zaidi said his team led by Asst Supt Norul Azlan Mohd Nawi is currently trying to track down the driver and the vehicle. They even shared a CCTV footage of the incident on social media.
“They are also continuing to check with workshops and have alerted all police roadblocks.” Mohd Zaid added.
Meanwhile, he said that the case will be investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for acting in a manner that could cause death and also under the Police Act for refusing to stop at the roadblock.
While for the accident with the other vehicle, ACP Zaidi said that they were investigating the case as reckless driving under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
The PDRM also urge members of the public who had any information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts are welcome to come forward to share them with the police officers by contacting the investigating officer Insp Zulfairie Ismail at 013 2261 8487 or 088 529 222.
Check out the Facebook post from PDRM here: