Drunk-Driver in Penang Crashes Toyota Vellfire Into Police Roadblock

(source: FMT)

A drunk driver with 38 past summonses rammed his Toyota Vellfire MPV into an MCO roadblock mounted by police at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Wednesday (9 June) night.

According to NST, a breathalyser test on the 56-year-old businessman later found him to be five times above the alcohol consumption limit, while his blood-alcohol level was recorded at 400mg/100ml.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the 8.30 pm incident as 15 policemen on duty managed to avoid the vehicle, but police signage, beacon lights and traffic cones were damaged.

For illustration purposes only (source: Malaysiakini)

Northeast district police chief Soffian Santong said checks later revealed that the man had 38 traffic summonses issued against him, mostly for speeding offences, all of which the man had settled.

He said the man has been remanded for two days to be investigated for driving under the influence under Section 45(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.