KOTA KINABALU: About 55 drivers were summoned for various traffic violations in a roadblock at Jalan Lintas Hilltop, here this Sunday.
Seven of the drivers were issued Pol 275 summons, while another 48 were summoned with Pol 170A.
The roadblock also reprimanded three drivers to Traffic Police Station for further investigation for drunk driving.
According to the statement by Traffic Police Station, two drivers were then arrested under Section 45A Road Transportation Act 1987 for driving under the influence of alcohol above the permitted level.
Nineteen traffic police personnel including three personnel from Kota Kinabalu Traffic Police Station branch were involved in the roadblock which started at 4.00 to 5.00am.
Meanwhile, an operation to tackle street gang which was launched at the city center has seized 18 motorcycles for various offences under Section 60 Road Transportation Act 1987.
Two local men aged 23 and 28 years old were also arrested in the operation and investigated under Section 42 Road transporation Act for reckless driving.
The operation was launched on Saturday 11.30pm until 6.00am the next day.
“Street gangs activities around Kota Kinabalu district are decreasing and now under control thanks to the Aggressive Policing programme by the authority,” the statement added. –SayangSabah