The Jakarta Post
The police have named a 36-year-old man, identified only as AB, a suspect regarding a multiple-vehicle crash last Thursday.
“We name AB a suspect over the case after receiving information from witnesses. He was apparently the one who drove the vehicle,” Jakarta Police traffic law enforcement unit head Comr. Muhammad Nasir told Antara news agency on Wednesday.
Previously, the police reported that a man, identified only as 38-year-old DS, was the one driving a black sedan that hit a car and four motorcycles in South Jakarta on Thursday evening.
The driver hit the other vehicles at five different locations on Jl. Rasuna Said, Jl. Dr. Saharjo and Jl. Minangkabau between 7 and 8 p.m. There were eight victims in the incident and seven were injured. They were Sandi Sutami, 27, Iwan, 19, Hani, 20, Fitriah, 43, Salsabila Hanifa, 15, Fani, 16, and Moh. Erlan.
“[Both AB and DS] were apparently in the vehicle. They are still being treated in the hospital after getting beaten up by a mob,” Nasir said.
Following a medical examination, Nasir said AB confirmed he was driving under the influence of alcohol, while DS passed the test.
“Both of them were not under the influence of narcotics such as marijuana, amphetamines or morphine,” he added.
AB will be charged under Article 312 of the 2009 Traffic and Transportation Law for reckless driving and causing major injuries, Nasir said.
He could face a 10-year prison sentence if found guilty. (das)