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Jakarta Post

Driver hits transportation agency officer in escape attempt

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14, 2018   /   09:08 am
Driver hits transportation agency officer in escape attempt A public minivan driver hit a Transportation Agency officer in an attempt to evade him. ( Oliver Purba)

The driver of a public minivan, Prasetio, 16, was forced to face the music when he hit a Jakarta Transportation Agency officer he tried to evade.

The officer, Arief Kurnianto, sustained an injury to his right hand.

“When I asked him to stop, he tried to drive away and hit me. His car’s window was damaged,” Arief said on Thursday as quoted by

Prasetio also hit a motorcycle owned by the agency as well as several ojek (motorcycle taxis) while trying to escape from the scene, Arief added.

His attempted escape was foiled by a traffic jam under the Cawang overpass.

According to Arief, Prasetio -- a resident of Banten -- said he tried to escape from the scene because he was scared.

He said he regretted his act and promised not to repeat it in the future, Arief said.

The officers punished Prasetio by asking him to do push-ups.

On Thursday, the agency raided vehicles parked around Duren Kalibata Station, the Kalibata City apartment complex and the House of Representatives complex.

The officers towed seven cars away and deflated the tires of 10 motorcycles during the raid.  (cal)