DJ in viral rant video arrested

KUALA LUMPUR: A video clip of a man, behaving in a hostile manner towards a policeman who had asked him to take a breathalyser test has gone viral on social media.

In the explicit one-minute-and-43-second video, the man is seen recording his rant from the front passenger seat of a car driven by a traffic policeman.

He is heard saying that the police had pulled him over and asked him if he had been drinking.

He said he responded to the officer by saying that he is a DJ at a nightclub, but he did not drink.

It is learnt that the breathalyser test revealed otherwise, the police then proceeded to take him to the city traffic headquarters.

The man then said that he respected the police, so he agreed to follow.

"But if the policeman discovers that I have not been drinking, what is he gonna pay me back?" he asked the police officer in the recording.

The police officer was heard saying: "If you are intoxicated you'll be in prison. If you did not drink, then you can go home."

The man then claimed the policeman was wasting his time and started to include profanities in his rant.

The video continues with the man repeating the same question and demanding rudely that police officer answer him.

He also alleged that the incident shows how corrupt the police are.

The footage ended with the man promising to post the video on Facebook.

Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohd Sukri Kaman said the 30-year-old man was later found to be intoxicated.

"The incident took place at 3.45am today in a road block at the Sungai Besi highway.

"The initial breathalyser test revealed that the man was intoxicated and drove his car under the influence of alcohol.

"The policeman in the video drove the man's car to the police station. Upon reaching the city traffic headquarters, a second breathalyser test revealed he was still intoxicated.

"He was arrested immediately," Mohd Sukri said today.

The case is being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for the criminal offences related to the content of the video.

Meanwhile, for the traffic related offence, the case is being investigated under Section 45a of the Road Transport Act 1987.