Motorcyclist Danial Abdullah Tan will be spending this Hari Raya in jail after the Magistrate’s Court sentenced him to 12 months in prison for smashing the windscreen of a car recently.
The 31-year-old was jailed for 12 months over his bout of road rage where he smashed the windscreen of a Perodua Axia owned by Siew Chean View, 58, with his helmet last Tuesday near Jalan Kasturi, Seksyen 12 Taman Bukit Serdang in Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
The store assistant pled guilty when charged with mischief under Section 427 of the Penal Code, punishable with imprisonment for a term of no less than a year but no more than five, or a fine, or both.
Magistrate Nurshahira Abdul Salim ordered the sentence to run from his date of arrest, which was yesterday.
A two-minute-and-20-second video of the incident went viral on social media that showed the driver initially tailing two motorcyclists who can be seen hogging the road.
The driver then overtook both motorcyclists before one of them caught up with her and stopped abruptly in front of her vehicle.
He then swung his motorcycle helmet at the vehicle’s windscreen, shattering it in the process while another motorcyclist looked on.
When questioned in court on his action, Danial said the vehicle nearly hit him twice, causing him to confront the driver.
“However, he flipped the finger at me,” he said.
Danial told the court he was remorseful over his action.