Four Drunk Driving Cases

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Food delivery man killed

A car accessory shop assistant who rammed into a food delivery man early this morning, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court for drunk 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.

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Clad in a red shirt, the accused was calm.

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

Zaili, who was a Foodpanda rider and also a contract worker, was returning to his home after sending food to his wife to be sold.

After being rammed by the car, he was thrown to the road shoulder – but his motorcycle was caught under the vehicle and dragged for about two kilometres from the crash site.

The driver only brought his vehicle to a stop when members of the public intervened.

Zaili died at the scene from severe head injuries.

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 a re-mention of the case.

This morning, the media reported that a drunk driver collided into a motorcyclist, killing him, while he was on his way home after delivering food to his wife to sell at the Sultan Iskandar Highway early today.

Pub manager charged with drunk driving, assaulting policeman

A 38-year-old man was charged at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Courts today with drunk driving as well as assaulting a policeman.

Leng Kar Loon, a pub manager, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him before magistrates Puteri Nursheila Rahimi and S Mageswary.

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In the proceeding before Nursheila, the accused was charged with driving his Toyota Avanza under the influence of alcohol, with his blood-alcohol level testing at 200mg/100ml, which was 120mg above the permitted limit of 80mg per 100ml of blood.

The offence was allegedly committed near the Billion roundabout at the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) at 1am on May 21.

He was charged under Section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries a maximum 12 months jail term or maximum RM6,000 fine upon conviction.

Prosecuting officer Inspector Abdullah Ghazali asked the court to set a RM8,000 bail, but the accused’s counsel Tan Kian Peng asked for minimum bail.

The court set RM4,000 bail with one surety and fixed July 1 for mention.

Clad in a white shirt, he appeared calm when ushered into the courtroom by two policemen before he was taken to court for charges under the Police Act and Penal Code.

The father of two was issued with three charges for allegedly committing criminal violence against Lance Corporal Mohd Radhie Md Yatim, 37, by punching and injuring the policeman.

The accused was also charged with throwing a chair and behaving in an unruly manner towards the same policeman at a police station near Jalan Tun HS Lee at the same time and date.

The offences fall under Section 323 of the Penal Code and Section 353 and Section 90 of the Police Act 1967, respectively which carries a maximum 12 months imprisonment or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both.

Deputy public prosecutor Hanis Anisha Jamaludin asked the court to set RM8,000 bail in one surety but Tan pleaded the court to reduce the amount to RM3,000.

The court set RM3,000 bail with one surety and fixed July 21 for mention.

Kangar motorcyclist severely hurt

A motorcyclist suffered a fractured skull and bodily injuries after being hit by a car driven by a man believed to be drunk, at Jalan Raja Syed Saffi in Kangar, last night.


The motorcyclist, identified as Bishamhadi Mohamad Hasbi, 40, was admitted to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital here after the accident at 10.10pm.

“Initial investigations showed that the driver lost control of his car and crashed into a motorcycle and the back of a lorry unloading goods on the side of the road,” said Kangar district police chief Superintendent Wari Kiew.

He said the 58-year-old driver was detained for investigations, and his breath test showed that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

“The man, who is a painter, sustained only light injuries,” he said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 44 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Kuantan fish wholesaler charged with murder

A fish wholesaler was today charged at the Kuantan Magistrate’s Court with killing Alam Flora supervisor Irwan Herman Kamarudin, whose car was rammed by the suspect’s in Jalan Pintasan Kuantan last week.

Clad in a white t-shirt and black shorts, Teoh Kian Peng, 42, indicated that he understood the charge read out to him before magistrate Najwa Hashim.

BernamaNo plea was recorded as murder cases are heard by the High Court.

The accused, who is from Tanah Putih, was charged with committing the offence about 9.20pm last Monday.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, is non-bailable, and carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Nasrul Hadi Abd Ghani requested that the accused be remanded at Penor Prison while awaiting trial.

“We also requested a mention date for the prosecution to obtain four reports, namely post-mortem, chemistry and forensics, and one from Puspakom (Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre).”

The accused was represented by lawyer Tay Yi Kuan.

The court set July 8 for remention.

Irwan Herman, 41, was killed when his Toyota Yaris collided with a Toyota C-HR driven by the suspect, who is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Investigations showed that the suspect’s vehicle was travelling against traffic for about 7km before colliding with the victim’s car.