Trial of Penang Bridge driver postponed pending postmortem report


BUKIT MERTAJAM: The case involving the 21-year-old driver accused of causing the death of a college student off the Penang Bridge has been postponed pending the postmortem report.

Magistrate Jamaliah Abd Manap set April 4 for mention of the case after DPP M. Kalaivaanan told her in court on Monday (March 18) that the postmortem report was still pending.

M. Vaitheswaran was charged under the Road Transport Act for driving recklessly and causing the death of 20-year-old Moey Yun Peng at the fourth kilometre of the mainland-bound side of the bridge at about 3am on Jan 20.

The SUV driven by Moey plunged into the sea after another vehicle collided with it, and his body was found strapped to the driver’s seat after the vehicle was retrieved from the sea three days later.

If convicted, Vaitheswaran – who was represented by his lawyer S. Parameswaran – faces a maximum of 10 years’ jail or a RM20,000 fine, or both.

His driving licence has been suspended until the case is over.


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