Couple drive car into ditch while fleeing vice squad in Malaysia

A Malaysian couple drove their car into a ditch during an attempt to escape a vice squad.
A Malaysian couple drove their car into a ditch during an attempt to escape a vice squad. PHOTO: NEW STRAITS TIMES PRESS

A pair of lovers caught making out drove their car into a ditch by mistake, after they were caught red-handed by a vice squad early Thursday (Feb 18) morning.

The man, a Malaysian permanent resident, was injured in the incident, which took place at around 1am at a padi field in Sungai Besar, Selangor.

A volunteer group on motorcycles had spotted the man in a car - parked at a secluded area - with a woman. The pair were apparently so wrapped up in their activities that they did not notice the group until they were nearby.

"The village patrolling team had at first spotted the suspicious car parked at a dark and quiet area. It was said they had waited for 10 minutes but the car did not move away," a source told the New Straits Times.

Upon finally noticing the group's presence, the man immediately started his car's engine and tried to drive off.

One volunteer was almost hit by the car when the group attempted to stop the couple from escaping.

"It was believed that the patrolling team tried to move closer to the car but upon reaching the Parit 1 Banat junction, the man lost control of the car and it plunged into the ditch," the source added.

The Civil Defence Department was alerted of the incident at 1.15am and dispatched four of its personnel to the scene and rescued the couple from the ditch.

The New Straits Times reported that the man had two wives who lived in separate homes. His first wife is a stroke patient.

His second wife, who received a call informing her that her husband had been hospitalised, said it came as a shock to her.

"I do not know who that woman was. When I asked, he won't answer," said the wife of her husband's alleged car lover. "I am embarrassed, but what can I do?"