Woman Pleads Guilty to Driving Under Influence of Drugs, Jailed Six Years and Fined

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A woman was jailed and fined after pleading guilty at the Johor Baru Magistrate Court today to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs, leading to an accident which killed a Royal Malaysian Navy sailor last Saturday.

Nur Fatin Nasrah Suhaimi was accused of driving under the influence of drugs, causing her to lose control of a vehicle, leading to the death of Mohd Rizal Buseri, the driver of another car.

She was charged under Section 44(1)(a) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Zain Ahmed/NST

The accused pleaded guilty to the charge after it was read in front of Magistrate Suhaila Shafiuddin.

Suhaila sentenced Nur Fatin to six years in jail beginning today and a fine of RM8,000 in default six months in jail.

She also ruled Nur Fatin had lost the right to hold or apply for a driving license for five years.

Nur Fatin also pleaded guilty to three other charges of driving without a valid license, driving a car that does not have a valid road tax and driving a car that does not have a valid insurance policy.

For the offences, under Section 26(1), Section 15(1) and Section 90(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, Nur Fatin was fined RM1,500 or six months jail in default, RM1,000 or four months jail in default and RM800 or three months jail in default, respectively.

Suhaila also ruled Nur Fatin had lost the right to hold or apply for a driving license for another 12 months for these offences.

In another courtroom, Nur Fatin pleaded guilty to a charge of consuming methamphetamine and amphetamine on the day of the accident.

She was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Magistrate R Salini sentenced her to seven months in jail and two years of observation.

Salini ordered the sentence to commence upon completion of Nur Fatin’s earlier penalty of six years in jail.

Deputy public prosecutors were Tengku Amir Zaki Tengku Abdul Rahman and Noridayu Md Kassim while Nur Fatin was unrepresented.

In a related matter, Nuraiman Fathi Mohd Zukki, the owner of the car that Nur Fatin was driving, was fined after pleading guilty to three charges of allowing the car, which neither had a valid road tax nor insurance policy, to be driven by someone without a driving licence.

For the offences, under Section 26 (1), Section 15(1) and Section 90 of the Road Transport Act 1987, Nuraiman Fathi was fined RM1,500 or six months jail in default, RM1,000 or four months jail in default and RM800 or three months jail in default respectively.

He also lost the right to hold or apply for a driving license for 12 months. – NST