A 28-year-old man was arrested after he challenged a cop who flagged him down for driving while speaking on a mobile phone, to a fight.

Harian Metro reported that the incident happened about 1.15am on Monday when the man was spotted driving erratically at KM2.6 of Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang, heading towards the Federal Highway, by policemen on patrol duty.

Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said his men flagged down the suspect upon spotting his dangerous driving.

"However, the suspect refused to stop his vehicle and continued driving, causing the patrol car to tail the vehicle.

"The suspect then brought the vehicle to an abrupt stop, and started insulting the policemen with vulgarities after alighting from his vehicle," Mohamad Fakhrudin reportedly said in a statement.

"The suspect even grabbed the collar of one of the cops and told the latter to open his uniform, to get into a fight."

Not susprisingly, the suspect was duly arrested. He tested negative for drugs and alcohol, but had two previous convictions for vehicle theft and criminal intimidation.

The man has been remanded for two days to facilitate investigations.

Mohamad Fakhrudin urged the public to cooperate with the men in blue on duty, should they be stopped for any reason, as challenging them without reason would only get them into more trouble.

Source: Harian Metro
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