Seremban court sentences labourer to 14-days jail for drink driving

SEREMBAN: A 58-year-old labourer was sentenced to serve 14 days in jail and fined RM10,000 by the Magistrate's court here for riding his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol.

Magistrate Intan Syafinaz Ros'lin also ordered Tan Han Chiew's driving license to be suspended for two years after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

The accused was also ordered to serve an additional three months in jail in the event he was unable to pay the fine.

He was charged with committing the offence at 11.05pm on Feb 11 along Jalan Lingkaran Permai here.

The alcohol content in his blood was 151mg for 100ml of blood when the allowed level was only 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

He was charged under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Offenders can be jailed up to two years and fined between RM10,000 and RM30,000 upon conviction.

The offender can also have his or her driving license suspended for a minimum two years.

ASP M. Shanmugavel prosecuted while the accused was unrepresented.

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