Teens plead guilty to pulling 'wheelie' stunt

KUANTAN: A teenage couple pleaded guilty at the Magistrate’s Court here on Friday (May 5) to pulling a dangerous stunt while riding a motorcycle last month.

The teenagers, both 17, entered the plea after the charges were read out before Magistrate Fatinah Abu Bakar.

The boy, who is working at a car wash, was accused of pulling a "wheelie" (where a motorcycle is ridden with the front wheel off the ground) along Jalan Chendor, heading to Kemaman, Terengganu, at 5.30pm on March 12.

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The girl, who is still schooling, was charged as the pillion rider.

They were charged under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a fine up to RM15,000 if found guilty, as well as disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence for not less than two years from the date of conviction.

Both accused, who were unrepresented, pleaded for lower bail on the grounds that their family members were unable to afford a high amount.

The court set bail at RM800 each wtith one surety, and fixed June 7 for sentencing.

On Monday (May 1), police confirmed the arrest of the couple at a house in Balok for reckless riding, after a video clip of their alleged stunt went viral on social media on Sunday (April 30).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the motorcycle belonged to the boy’s mother. – Bernama

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