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Police arrest elderly woman for driving against traffic
Published on: Saturday, March 02, 2024
By: Bernama
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Police arrest elderly woman for driving against traffic
Johor Bahru Utara police chief Balveer Singh said the incident took place on Jalan Johor Bahru-Ayer Hitam in the early hours of yesterday morning. (Facebook pic)
JOHOR BAHRU: Police have arrested an elderly woman on suspicion of driving against traffic at KM 9 Jalan Johor Bahru-Ayer Hitam here early yesterday morning.

Johor Bahru Utara police chief Balveer Singh said police had viewed a 13-second clip on X that went viral, showing a car being driven against traffic between midnight and 2.50am.

“Acting on information, at 4.11pm, we detained a 75-year-old female suspect to assist in the investigation,” he said in a statement.

The woman was taken into custody after she was summoned to the Iskandar Puteri police station.

Balveer said she was not under the influence of alcohol, but subsequent enquiries suggested she may be suffering from dementia.

He said the case is being investigated for reckless and dangerous driving under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to RM15,000, upon conviction.

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