Biker fined for causing hurt to police officer manning road block

A man whose motorcycle hit a cop at a police roadblock was fined a total of $2,300 and banned from driving for 12 months on Friday on two charges.

Muhammad Izwandi Zainor, 22, admitted to causing hurt to Sergeant Nazir Jaffar, 22, by doing an act so rashly as to endanger the personal safety of others as well as riding when his licence had been revoked.

A district court heard that the victim was holding out an extended flashlight which was blinking towards a group of approaching motorcyclists along Guillemard Road on Sept 10, 2010.

Izwandi only started slowing down very late and hit the victim's flashlight before stopping.

When Sgt Nazir asked why he did not stop earlier, Izwandi abruptly throttled his motorcycle which surged forward and hit the victim's hand and body.

Sgt Nazir managed to grab the ignition keys of the motorcycle and switched it off. Izwandi lost control and fell down together with his motorcycle.

Two other police officers rushed to help the victim in subduing Izwandi who had to be handcuffed.

Further investigation showed that Izwandi had ridden his motorcycle while his licence was revoked in June that year after he failed to display distinguishing mark on his bike on two occasions during the probation period.

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