Johor police’s ‘Op Mabuk’ ropes in 37 drunk drivers

JOHOR BAHRU, June 17: The Johor police detained 37 drivers, aged 18 to 60, for drunk driving under Op Mabuk, a traffic enforcement operation conducted in all districts in the state from Sunday to early Monday.

Johor police chief CP M Kumar said that 1,204 individuals in 1,056 vehicles were checked while 532 summonses issued during the operation, focusing on identifying and taking action against drunk drivers.

“As a result, 37 drivers were detained under Section 45(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit,” he said in a statement here today.

A 41 year-old man was also detained under Section 41(1) of the same Act for dangerous driving, he added.

“Two Thai women were also held under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant in the discharge of their public functions.

“All three have been taken to the Johor Bahru district police headquarters for further action,” he said, adding that the Johor police would not compromise on stubborn individuals violating the law.