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No signs of drugs in driver who crashed into South Jakarta pharmacy: Police

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 28, 2019   /   06:34 pm
No signs of drugs in driver who crashed into South Jakarta pharmacy: Police A car stands inside the heavily damaged Senopati Pharmacy on Jl. Senopati in South Jakarta after a deadly accident on Sunday morning. (kompas.com/Courtesy of the Jakarta Police)

A urine test on a university student accused of a deadly car crash at the Senopati Pharmacy in South Jakarta in the early hours of Sunday revealed no traces of drugs or alcohol, police have said.

Authorities have named Putri Kalingga Hermawan, 21, a suspect of reckless driving following questioning after the accident, which killed the drugstore’s security guard.

“The […] urine test found no signs of alcohol or drugs in her body,” Comr. Fahri Siregar from the Jakarta Traffic Police said as quoted by kompas.com.

"The Police have named the driver as the suspect in the case and charged [her] with reckless driving and causing the death of a victim," he went on.

Before the accident, Fahri said, Putri and two of her friends had been on the way home at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday after visiting a bar on Jl. Gunawarman, South Jakarta.

On the road, Putri reportedly lost her concentration at the T-junction in front of the pharmacy. As a result, she went straight on when she should have turned right, Fahri said.

The car went across the sidewalk and straight into the drugstore. In the process, it ran over Asep, a 50-year-old security guard, who was sleeping in front of the facility.

Asep sustained serious abdominal injuries and died on the spot, while another security guard, named Agus, suffered injuries to his head after getting hit by broken glass, Fahri said.

The victim’s body was taken to the nearby Fatmawati Hospital for an autopsy. (nal)