KAJANG - Incensed that he had been honked at, a motorcyclist swung his helmet at a 35-year-old woman driver and caused injuries to her face.
District OCPD Asst Comm Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said the incident happened at about 10.30am on Tuesday while the woman was in Sungai Chua to have breakfast.
"She was driving in her Proton Iswara and spotted someone she thought was her uncle across the road. She started honking her car to alert him. However, a 54-year-old motor-cyclist who was nearby her vehicle thought she was honking at him," he added.
ACP Ab Rashid said the man scolded the female driver and started hitting her car with his helmet.
"The woman alighted from the vehicle in an attempt to clarify the situation. The motorcyclist struck her face with the helmet, causing injuries to her left chin," he said.
The police identified the culprit following a report lodged by the woman and arrested the man at his house in Sungai Jelok the same night.
ACP Ab Rashid said the man, who has one previous criminal record, would be in police custody for three days.
The case is being probed under Section 324 of Penal Code for intentionally causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.
He said crimes fuelled by road rage were not unheard of, but gained more attention after a 30-year-old woman was filmed hammering an elderly man's car with a steering lock at the parking lot of UTC, Jalan Sekilau in Kuantan, on July 14.