Driving against traffic: Teen claims trial to charge of causing death

 |Mar 24, 2017
Ng Pei Ven, waiting for her case to be mentioned in Bukit Mertajam Magistrates Court.

Ng Pei Ven who made headlines recently for allegedly driving against traffic along the North-South Expressway (PLUS) near Permatang Pauh on March 14 was again charged today at the Bukit Mertajam Magistrates Court.

The 19-year-old part time model was charged under Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving under the influence of drugs and causing death, and injury.

She pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to the offence which carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years and RM20,000 fine upon conviction.

Magistrate Jamiliah Abd Manap granted Ng RM7,000 bail with two sureties and set May 12 for mention pending the results of a chemistry report.

She was represented by lawyer Parmjit Singh while Razali Che Ani prosecuted.

On March 17, she claimed trial in the same court to an offence under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a fine of not more than RM5,000 or a jail term of not more than two years.

She had tested positive for drugs when a urine test was conducted on her at the Central Seberang Prai district police headquarters on the day after the accident.

On March 14, Ng was alleged to have driven a Proton Gen-2 against traffic flow from Sungai Dua heading to Butterworth and crashed into several vehicles killing Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26, on the spot.

Other motorists suffered minor injuries and were sent to the Seberang Jaya Hospital.