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A screengrab from video shows the moment when NPE patrol personnel finally managed to get the driver to bring his car to a stop. — Picture via Facebook/DTTBA screengrab from video shows the moment when NPE patrol personnel finally managed to get the driver to bring his car to a stop. — Picture via Facebook/DTTBPETALING JAYA, Jan 19 — An investigation has been launched after a video showing a car being driven against the traffic flow went viral today.

It is understood that the incident occurred on the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) near Taman Dato Harun.

However, it is not known when it actually took place.

In the five-minute long clip, the driver of the car can be seen ignoring other motorists and even NPE patrol personnel who repeatedly asked him to use the correct lane.

The footage ends when patrol personnel finally manage to get the driver to bring his vehicle to a stop, while shouting and knocking on the driver’s side window.

When contacted by The Star, Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said the NPE patrol personnel had not lodged a report on the incident.

“However, after the video went viral, district traffic police lodged a report to commence investigation under Section 42 of the Road Transport Act.

“I urged the NPE patrol personnel to come forward to assist in the investigation,” he was quoted as adding.

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