BUKIT MERTAJAM: Former part-time model Ng Pei Ven, 22, who drove against traffic on the North-South Expressway and killed another driver in 2017, has been sentenced to five years’ jail and a RM18,000 fine.
Magistrate Sri Pracha Nanthini Balabedha also ordered that her probation driving licence be disqualified and no new licence application allowed in the next five years.
Ng, who was dressed in a white blouse, stood expressionless in the dock as the court interpreter translated the verdict to her on Monday (June 22).
During mitigation, her lawyer Lim Boon Beng said Ng, who is a registered slow learner, regretted the incident which did not involve violence and has suffered mental torture, and asked for a more lenient punishment.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Amril Johari, however, said the punishment should serve as deterrence, and that the victim’s family is still suffering from losing a husband and father.
Lim then requested for a stay of execution and filed for an appeal, which Sri Pracha granted and set another RM5,000 bail for.
Ng was found guilty under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 of reckless driving and causing the death of Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26, on the North-South Expressway at about 7.50am on March 14,2017.
Fandi had just got married and his wife was one month pregnant.
Four other vehicles were also damaged in the incident.
On May 13,2017, Ng was freed of a charge of administering drugs to herself after Deputy Public Prosecutor Kamaliza Md Zin told the court that her urine test result came back negative.
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