A driver of a car was arrested for assaulting a policeman on the Kurundugahahetekma expressway exchange this morning, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said the policeman who was on duty at the expressway exchange noted a traffic violation committed by a commuter.
The policeman had reprimanded the driver for not wearing his seat belt. The driver who became irate and attacked the policeman.
The driver of the car was arrested by the highway traffic police patrol and handed over to the Elpitiya police for further inquiries.
The suspect would be produced before the Elpitiya Magistrate today and the police will request the court to remand the suspect. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)