Front seat passenger’s seatbelt required to avoid vehicle’s impounding

KUWAIT: Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a decision to amend law 81/1976, giving police the authority to impound a vehicle or motorcycle in case the driver was caught driving a motorbike without a helmet, using mobile phones by hand while driving, or in case the driver and passengers in the front seat were not wearing seatbelts.

Siren tests
The Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Operations Major General Jamal Al-Sayegh announced that the Civil Defense Directorate will test run all sirens around Kuwait at 10 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Armed robber arrested
Intense efforts by security men following a shooting at a restaurant by a person driving a vehicle shortly after midnight Tuesday resulted in the arrest of the suspect within hours. The interior ministry relations and information security department said the suspect is an ex-convict in drugs and weapons possession cases. An AK-47, a pistol and a shotgun were found with the suspect.

Meanwhile, an expatriate who works as a salesman changed his job designation from salesman to driver but he does not have a driving license. Further investigations revealed that the work permit in which the job was changed was forged. The employee who processed the transaction, a citizen, was arrested as he destroyed the original file. Investigations also revealed that the forged work permit was renewed by another employee, also a citizen, who confessed to processing it in exchange of money.

Kuwait Fire Services Directorate said a fire broke out in a Shuwaikh carpentry shop, prompting Shuwaikh and Shuhada fire station to respond and put out the blaze. No injuries were reported. Meanwhile, another carpentry shop in Jahra caught fire. Occupational Jahra and Jahra fire stations fought the fire and no injuries were reported.

Indecent act
Criminal detectives arrested an Iranian for committing an indecent act in front of a woman on Gulf Road. The woman, in her 30s, filed a report at Dasma police station about the man making indecent gestures. Detectives identified and arrested him, and he confessed to committing the act blaming it on the woman’s charm.

A lieutenant was arrested at a checkpoint in Jahra after he was found in an abnormal state with shabu (meth) on him. Jahra police asked him for his ID and when asked to get out of his car, he drove off. He was finally blocked and arrested despite repeated attempts to escape. and was sent to the Drug Control General Department (DCGD). Meanwhile, an Iraqi man and his Syrian girlfriend were caught under the influence of drugs and had illicit tablets on them. A patrol stopped the two for driving erratically. The man who was found as an ex-convict on many drug cases tried to help his companion escape, but failed. Both were sent to DCDG. Separately, Taima police arrested a GCC national in possession of three envelopes containing drugs in Oyoun following a tip from a passerby who noticed the man making indecent acts on the street. A police patrol from Taima responded to the call and arrested the suspect following resistance. He was sent to DCDG along with the drugs.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun


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