DJ who uploaded rant against cop charged with DUI

Deejay-PolisKUALA LUMPUR: A nightclub deejay who gained notoriety on social media after uploading a clip of his exchange with a policeman after being stopped at a roadblock, was charged in the Traffic Court here today with driving under the influence (DUI).

Ooi Kok Wei, 31, pleaded not guilty to driving a BMW car with an alcohol level of 84mg per 100ml of blood, above the permitted level of 80mg.

He was charged with committing the offence at Jalan Sungai Besi here at 3.45am on May 6. The charge under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 carries a maximum fine of RM6,000 or jail of up to 12 months upon conviction.

Traffic offences prosecuting officer Inspector Hashimah Hashim urged the court to set bail at RM4,000, but the accused’s counsel Mohamed Nizam Mohamed Fazil asked for a lower sum.

“The accused works as a deejay and part-time dancer and has also represented Malaysia at international competitions. During the investigation, he gave his full cooperation to the police,” he said.

Magistrate Maizatul Munirah Abd Rahman set bail at RM2,000 in one surety and June 15 for re-mention.

According to media reports, Ooi was detained at the roadblock after failing a breathalyser test. He was brought to the city traffic police headquarters for a second test, where he allegedly made a recording of his encounter and uploaded it on social media with his own comments.