Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mum, daughter held for slapping cops

PONTIAN: A mother and her teenage daughter were detained for verbally abusing and slapping two policemen here on Sunday night.

Pontian police chief Superintendent Zahaliman Jamin said three policemen who were on crime prevention duty in Pontian Besar had noticed a car being driven in a suspicious manner about 10pm. 

Zahaliman said the policemen, who were in uniform and on motorcycles, caught up with the car and ordered the driver to pull over.

Instead of stopping , the 19-year-old girl sped off towards Benut. The police team gave chase, and after several minutes, managed to force the girl to stop the car. 

The girl and the others in the vehicle, however, refused to get out when ordered to do so. She also refused to show the policemen her driving licence. 

About 15 minutes later, a group of men and women, believed to be the girl’s family members, arrived at the scene. 

Zahaliman said that at this juncture, a 38-year-old woman, who was the mother of the girl, started to berate the policemen.

He said the woman yelled at the officers and slapped two of the policemen. Zahaliman said the teenager, who was now out of the car, also verbally abused the policemen. 

The mother and daughter were then detained by the policemen. Zahaliman said the case was being investigated under Section 186 of the Penal Code for voluntarily obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty. If convicted, the mother and daughter could be fined up to RM10,000 and jailed not more than two years. 

Zahaliman said the teenager could also be fined for driving without a licence. - NST

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