Driver arrested for pointing ‘gun’ to skip toll queue

image source : kompas.com/Sherly Puspita

 

The police have arrested a driver suspected of road rage after the suspect pointed a replica revolver at other drivers.

Jakarta Police mobile unit chief Comr. Malvino said the incident happened at 3 p.m. on Thursday when the suspect, identified as Teza Irawan, was driving on the inner city toll road heading for Cawang.

“At the time, a black Toyota Fortuner SUV was seen driving erratically with its strobe lights flashing,” said Malvino as quoted by Kompas.com.

As the car passed in front of Dharmais General Hospital, West Jakarta, the driver stopped and stuck what appeared to be a gun out of the window as a way to intimidate other drivers into letting him cut the toll booth queue.

“A highway patrol officer tailed the driver from behind and stopped the car as it entered the Kuningan toll booth,” said Malvino, adding that officers had confiscated an airsoft gun, two 3.8 mm bullets, six airsoft pellets, a holster, as well as the car along with its registration papers.

According to Malvino, the suspect has been charged under Article 1 of Law 12/1951, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail.  

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