PETALING JAYA: A GrabCar driver was fined RM3,500 by the magistrate’s court here yesterday for punching and breaking a 17-year-old female passenger’s nose.
Magistrate Salamiah Salleh ordered M Thiban, 29, to serve three months in prison should he fail to settle the amount. He paid the fine.
The Grabcar driver pleaded guilty to committing the offence at the roadside at Jalan Apartment Sri Anggerik, Jalan Puchong Jaya, in Puchong here, at 5pm on Aug 12.
The charge under Section 335 of the Penal Code carries a maximum four years’ imprisonment or a fine of up to RM4,000 or both on conviction.
Earlier in mitigation, counsel Muhammad Syazwan Hasan told the court that Thiban was remorseful for his action. – Bernama