Watch GTA-style 35-minute car chase in Johor between PDRM Honda Civics and Jazz

Arvind · Nov 30, 2021 06:08 PM

Watch GTA-style 35-minute car chase in Johor between PDRM Honda Civics and Jazz 01

Perhaps more akin to high-speed chases often seen in the US, a video, reportedly shared by Johor’s Team Task Force (MPV) patrol unit involved in a high-speed pursuit in their FC Honda Civic and the suspect’s Honda Jazz.

According to video, the approximately 35-minute police chase took place on the 20-June 2021 when the patrol unit flagged down a GK Honda Jazz in Kampung Melayu Majidee.

However, before the police officers could exit their vehicle, the suspects took off, starting an adrenaline-filled chase throughout the inner city streets and highways of Kampung Melayu Majidee, Tebrau, and Johor Bahru city.

Throughout the video, the suspect in the Honda Jazz was seen driving recklessly, dodging the police and other road users, several times even going against the flow of traffic to evade arrest.

Watch GTA-style 35-minute car chase in Johor between PDRM Honda Civics and Jazz 01

Team Task Force (MPV) JBS with their FC Honda Civics

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Unfazed, our daring cops kept hot pursuit, following from a distance despite speeds reaching upwards of 180 km/h on certain highway stretches.

For those who may have seen the “PIT maneuver” performed in the US, where a police vehicle is used to force the suspects vehicle into a spin, and wondered why our cops didn’t do the same – well, that’s just not how things are down in many other parts of the world.

In situations like this, police are trained keep a safe distance but maintain sight of the suspect’s vehicle. This is so the suspect isn’t pressured into driving faster which could lead to a bigger crash or even loss of life of the suspect and other innocent road users.

In this case, the police simply had to maintain their distance and wait for the inevitable to happen - either the car runs out of fuel or a crash happens.

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However, in the latter parts of the video, we hear the police officer radioing-in to ask for permission to shoot the tyres of the suspect vehicles to end the chase.

Thankfully, the cops and suspects are not harmed and the chase comes to a close when then suspect stop their vehicle and surrender themselves to our determined PDRM cops.

Also read: Watch out, PDRM's Honda Civic FC gets 4K DVRs

Arvind

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Arvind can't remember a time when he didn't wheel around a HotWheels car. This love evolved into an interest in Tamiya and RC cars and finally the real deal 1:1 scale stuff. Passion finally lead to formal training in Mechanical Engineering. Instead of the bigger picture, he obsesses with the final drive ratio and spring rates of cars and spends the weekends wondering why a Perodua Myvi is so fast.

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