KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Last Saturday (March 4th), a group of drivers encountered an unexpected road accident in the early morning as a man high on drugs collided with their vehicles.
According to Cheras District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Zam Halim Jamaluddin, the incident happened around 10.30 am near Bulatan Lumba Kuda.
While other drivers were stopped in the left and right lanes waiting for the green light, the suspect driving a Lexus, lost control, skidded, and hit six other vehicles before overturning.
A series of viral videos on Facebook shows the reckless driver dashing through a line of vehicles, causing significant damage.
“Meditating” at the road side
In one video, the man can be heard yelling, “I’m God!” when confronted by one of the road users at the scene.
Another video shows the man “meditating” at the roadside while two police officers observed him without knowing what he was doing.
The police later put the man in a straitjacket and arrested him for investigation.
Fortunately, the accident only caused damage to the involved vehicles and did not involve any injuries, said the police chief in a statement issued yesterday (6 March).
Zam Halim said the 40-year-old suspect was taken to the Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police Station, and a urine test found him positive for marijuana.
He was arrested for investigation under Section 42 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving recklessly and dangerously, which disrupts the road users.
“If convicted, the suspect could face a maximum imprisonment of five years or a fine not exceeding RM15,000 or both,” Zam Halim added.