Kwangtao-wielding motorist vents anger at JPJ vehicles
Posted on June 20, 2012, Wednesday
KUCHING: Two Road Transport Department (JPJ) patrol vehicles had their windscreens smashed and tyres slashed by a ‘kwangtao’-wielding motorist during a routine roadblock here yesterday.
The incident occurred around 10.30am when seven JPJ personnel manning a roadblock along Jalan Song stopped a white Proton Arena and subsequently issued the driver, a man in his 30s, with a summons for driving with an expired road tax.
Enraged at being compounded, the man was said to have grabbed the summons booklet from the hands of the JPJ personnel and headed back to his vehicle before returning to confront the seven personnel with a piece of wood.
After smashing the front windscreen of two JPJ patrol cars, he again went back to his vehicle before returning with a kwangtao to smash the rear windscreen of one of the two cars.
Prior to speeding off, the armed man slashed the tyres of both cars to prevent the JPJ personnel from pursuing him.
The damaged cars were later towed to the Simpang Tiga police station where a police report of the incident was lodged.
Police are investigating and have obtained the licence plate number of the Proton Arena used by the suspect.