Two men were charged in the Rembau magistrate’s court today with driving in a reckless or dangerous manner which resulted in a two-year-old boy being injured after he was flung out of a moving vehicle earlier this month.
The men, Nabil Hariz Jefridin, 23, and B Thayalan, 20, claimed trial when the charge was read to them separately by a court interpreter before magistrate Tan Chai Wei.
They were alleged to have driven in a dangerous manner along the North-South Expressway near Senawang at 3.21 pm on Feb 10.
The charge was framed under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987, which carries a maximum jail term of five years and a fine of up to RM15,000, upon conviction.
The two men were allegedly involved in dangerous driving, with one of them hitting a family vehicle with the toddler, who was thrown out of the car as a result of the impact.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Ummi Amyra Natasha Azhar offered both accused RM7,000 bail each.
Counsel Muhammad Farhan Ahmad Fadzil who represented Nabil Hariz appealed for a lower bail on the grounds that his client was a university student and had no income.
Thayalan, who was not represented, also appealed for a lower bail.
The court then reduced the amount to RM4,000 bail with in one surety each and set March 17 for mention.
Both men paid the bails.