SUNGAI PETANI: A lorry driver has pleaded not responsible in a Justice of the Peace’s Court docket right here on a cost of driving underneath the affect of medicine leading to a street crash that prompted the dying of a policeman.
Hairul Azman Abdullah, 40, claimed trial earlier than Justice of the Peace Nadhirah Abdul Rahim on Monday (Dec 27).
He was charged with driving a lorry whereas underneath the affect of methamphetamine, inflicting him to be unable to regulate the automobile leading to a street crash that prompted the dying of Muhamad Aziem Azman, who was driving a automobile.
The crash occurred at KM79.5 (northbound) of the North-South Expressway at 2.09am on Friday (Dec 24).
The cost was framed underneath Part 44(1) of the Street Transport Act 1987, which supplies for imprisonment for as much as 15 years, a most wonderful of RM100,000 and being disqualified from holding a driving licence for 10 years, if discovered responsible.
The courtroom, in setting Jan 26 for point out, allowed Hairul Azman bail of RM6,000 with one surety and likewise ordered him to report back to the closest police station as soon as a month.
Inspector Syed Ahmad Ridzuan Syed Zainol Abidin from the Kuala Muda district police headquarters prosecuted, whereas Tengku Hezrul Anuar Tengku Abdul Samad from the Nationwide Authorized Support Basis represented Hairul Azman.
Muhamad Aziem, 34, from the Perlis Common Operations Pressure, died on the scene, whereas his spouse, a trainer, was injured. Their four-year-old son, who was additionally within the automobile, escaped unharmed. – Bernama