Motorcyclist’s escape attempt during inspection prompts police chase

Izah Mohamad

A chase ensued involving a motorcyclist and a patrol member from the Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL) of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on January 23 night.

According to a preliminary investigation, during a patrol in the vicinity of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha (RIPAHS) Bridge, police personnel came across a suspicious-looking motorcycle exiting Kampong Kasat, resulting in an accident at the Kampong Mentiri intersection where it is believed that the suspect lost control as the motorcycle fell after colliding with a patrol on duty along with a vehicle travelling in the same direction.

Police personnel from Muara Police Station conducted an investigation. The suspect and patrols on duty were taken to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital for medical examination and treatment.

The suspect is a 24-year-old local man, who was discovered to have no valid driving licence. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the RBPF.

The law enforcement agency reminded road users to abide by the road rules and regulations as well as the laws of the Sultanate.

The RBPF said it will not compromise in its bid to carry out duties and responsibilities that keep the people in the country safe.

The motorbike involved in the chase. PHOTO: RBPF