Bentong bus crash: Driver tests positive for drugs

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014

BENTONG: The driver of a double-decker express bus, which crashed here early Saturday resulting in three deaths, has tested positive for drug use and will be charged Wednesday.

Bentong OCPD Supt Mansor Mohd Nor said Wan Khairul Affendi Wan Mustafa, 35, would be charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, at a Magistrate's Court here.

The offence carries a jail term of up to two years or a fine of up to RM5,000, upon conviction.

Supt Mansor said police would re-arrest the driver later to assist investigations under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving resulting in death.

During the 12.30am incident at KM11 Jalan Bentong-Raub, the bus crashed into a pole, killing an African, his pregnant Malaysian wife and another passenger.

Ten other passengers including Wan Khairul were injured in the tragedy.

The bus, carrying 69 passengers, was heading to Kota Baru from Kuala Lumpur.

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