Teenage motorcyclist nabbed for illegal racing

A policeman checks the motorcycle used by the teenager in the illegal race.

SIBU: A teenager was arrested while two others managed to escape after police found them involved in an illegal motorcycle race at Permai Jaya on Saturday (July 3).

District police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said a police patrol unit spotted the 17-year-old suspect and two other motorcyclists racing around a residential area in Permai Jaya at about 6.45pm.

Upon realising the presence of the police, all three of them attempted to speed off on their motorcycles.

“The patrol unit successfully apprehended the suspect after a brief chase. The other two motorcyclists, however, managed to escape.

“Inspections on the suspect’s motorcycle found that it had been heavily modified,” he said.

Among other offences were not having a valid driving licence and insurance, did not wear a helmet, the motorcycle did not have side mirrors, no registration number and use of unauthorised glare lights on the machine.

Stanley said the case is being investigated under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for dangerous riding.

The suspect’s motorcycle was also confiscated under Section 60 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 as evidence.