Charged with drink driving

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  • Tuesday, 02 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Two drivers have been charged in court in separate cases involving drink driving in the city.

In the first case, a driver who allegedly rammed his car into a food delivery rider and caused his death was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with drink driving.

Car accessory shop assistant Khor Yong Zhang, 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read out by a court interpreter before magistrate Puteri Nursheila Rahimi.

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

Khor was charged under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act, 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 at RM10,000 in one surety, saying that the victim was dragged for three metres and died at the scene.

Multiple offences: Leng is facing four charges, including one for assaulting a police officer.Multiple offences: Leng is facing four charges, including one for assaulting a police officer.

The accused was represented by lawyer 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 in one surety and suspended his licence until the completion of the case.

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

Mohamed Zaili was on his way home to Bukit Antarabangsa after delivering food to his wife to sell when he was involved in a collision with a car driven by a suspected drunk driver.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said the impact of the collision threw the victim to the side of the road.

He said the motorcycle was dragged by the car for some 2km before the driver was stopped at Titiwangsa LRT station by the public.

“The victim died on the spot due to severe head injury,” he said yesterday.

ACP Zulkefly said the suspect was taken to the Jalan Tun H.S Lee Traffic police station, where a breathalyser test revealed that he was intoxicated.

In a separate case, a club manager faced four charges at two Magistrate Courts here for drink driving and assaulting a police officer.

Leng Kar Loon, 38, pleaded not guilty to all the charges read before magistrates Puteri Nursheila Rahimi and S. Mageswary, Bernama reported.

The father of two was charged in front of magistrate Puteri Nursheila with driving a car under the influence, with his blood-alcohol level testing 120mg above the permitted limit of 80mg per 100ml of blood, at 200mg/100ml.

He was charged with committing the offence at the Middle Ring Road 2 near Bilion roundabout in Cheras at 1am on May 21.

Under Section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act, Leng faces a fine from RM1,000 to RM6,000, or a maximum of 12 months imprisonment, if convicted.

Prosecuting officer Insp Abdullah Khazali offered bail at RM8,000 in one surety while lawyer Tan Kian Peng sought minimum bail as his client earns RM2,500 a month while caring for two children aged 20 and 10.

Puteri Nursheila granted bail at RM4,000 in one surety and set July 1 for mention.

In front of Mageswary, Leng pleaded not guilty to another three charges.

He was charged with committing criminal violence against traffic policeman L/Cpl Mohd Radhie Md Yatim, 37, by punching and injuring the officer under Section 323 of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both. He was also charged with throwing a chair and behaving unruly towards the victim under Section 353 and Section 90 of the Police Act.

All three offences were said to have been committed at the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee Traffic police station at 1am on May 21.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police would step up operations against drunk drivers in the city.

“We view this matter seriously as such drivers not only endanger themselves but other motorists as well,” he said.

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