Man charged with drink driving, killing motorcyclist

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A car accessory shop assistant who rammed into a motorcyclist early Monday (June 1) morning was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here for drink driving, causing death.

However, Khor Yong Zhang, 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read out by a court interpreter in the presence of Magistrate Puteri Nursheila Rahimi.

He was charged with driving a Nissan Grand Livina vehicle under the influence of alcohol which exceeded the permitted limit at 161mg, causing the death of motorcyclist Mohamed Zaili Mohamed, 44, at the Sultan Iskandar Highway heading towards Jalan Tun Razak here at 1.30am Monday.

Khor was charged under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which provides for a minimum fine of RM8,000 and a maximum of RM20,000 and a jail sentence of not less than three years and not more than 10, if convicted.

Earlier, prosecuting officer Insp Abdullah Khazali offered bail of RM10,000 with one surety as the victim was dragged for three metres and died at the scene.

The accused was represented by counsel Khairul Amin Abdullah who requested for minimum bail as his client was still young and not from a rich family.

The court allowed the accused bail of RM6,000 with one surety and his licence suspended until the completion of the case.

The court set July 1 for re-mention of the case.

On Monday morning, the media reported that an allegedly drunk driver had collided into a motorcyclist, killing him, while he was on his way home after delivering food to his wife to sell. - Bernama

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