2 men arrested for drifting a Subaru car at a petrol kiosk

Things could have gone horribly wrong.
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2 Malaysian men have been arrested after a 16-second video of them drifting a Subaru BRZ at a petrol station went viral on social media.

The individuals, both aged 34 and 37 years, were detained by police for committing dangerous acts that could’ve caused harm to the public.

Drift Petronas Jejawi

𝗗𝘂𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗸𝘀𝗶 𝗱𝗿𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘆𝗮𝗸ARAU: Padah melakukan aksi merbahaya 'drift' dalam kawasan stesen minyak dekat Jejawi, menyebabkan dua lelaki ditahan polis selepas perbuatan itu tersebar menerusi media sosial sejak semalam.Pemangku Ketua Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik (JSPT) Perlis, Asisten Superintendan Mohd Rizal Emran, berkata dua lelaki termasuk pemilik stesen berkenaan, berusia 34 dan 37 tahun itu ditahan selepas tampil menyerah diri di Balai Polis Arau pada jam 8.45 malam tadi.Beliau berkata, polis turut menyita sebuah kereta jenis Subaru BR-Z yang disimpan di perkarangan rumah pemandu terbabit dekat Bintong, dipercayai digunakan untuk melakukan aksi berkenaan."Pemilik stesen minyak berkenaan mengaku menganjurkan aksi drift itu, manakala rakannya yang juga pemilik kedai aksesori bertindak memandu kenderaan terbabit."Mereka ditahan kerana melakukan aksi berbahaya yang boleh menyebabkan kemalangan, kebakaran dan kerosakan kepada pelanggan stesen minyak beberapa hari lalu," katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.Mohd Rizal berkata, kedua-dua lelaki itu sudah dibebaskan sementara dengan jaminan polis hari ini dan dijangka didakwa dalam masa terdekat.Katanya, kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 42(1) dan 81(2) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987.Semalam, tular video aksi merbahaya drift di Facebook selama 16 saat yang dipandu seorang lelaki di dalam kawasan stesen minyak sebanyak dua kali.▶️Berita Harian#Infotoadblock

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Video of the incident that went viral on social media.

It appears that one of the suspects is the owner of the petrol station, who organised a drifting event that evening.

The other suspect, who is his friend, was the driver of the car.

Both individuals have been released on police bail, and are set to be charged in court soon.

It is a blessing that this activity did not turn into a mistake gone horribly wrong, as a minor accident could have set the entire place ablaze.

Alfred Lee
Journalist at News Asia Today. I write about topics related to lifestyle and entrepreneurship in Asia. Feel free to reach out to me at alfred [at] newsasiatoday.com. Also a big time foodie.