Temper tantrum lands Sibu lorry driver in handcuffs

The complainant pointing at the summons which was torn apart by the lorry driver.

SIBU, May 17: A lorry driver was taken into police custody for allegedly making a rude gesture and swearing at a traffic policeman who issued him a summons for illegal parking.

According to Sibu district police chief, ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit, the 39-year old policeman who is also the complainant was controlling traffic along Jalan Channel when he saw a car parked on a yellow line.

Upon realising the policeman was about to issue the summons, the car’s 46-year-old driver tried to escape but was prevented from doing so by the policeman.

Upon being presented withe the summons, the driver tore it up and also showed his middle finger and swore at the policeman.

However, with the help of other policemen, the complainant arrested the suspect.

The case is being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a civil servant from discharging his duty and Section 509 of the same Code for uttering foul words. — DayakDaily