‘Wrong way’ teen driver acquitted of drug charge

Ng-Pei-Ven-teendriverBUKIT MERTAJAM: The teenager who drove against traffic on the North-South Expressway (NSE), causing a nine-vehicle accident and killing one person in March, was found not guilty of substance abuse by the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Ng Pei Ven, 19, had pleaded not guilty to the charge of consuming amphetamines under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 in March.

Today, during a mention before magistrate Jamilah Abdul Manap, Ng was acquitted of the charge and her RM5,000 bail money refunded after the prosecution told the court Ng’s urine sample tested negative.

But Ng’s charge of driving under the influence (DUI) under Section 44 (1)(a) of the Road Transport Act 1987 remains, with the court setting the case for mention on July 5.

Ng appeared in court wearing a haze mask, a black Adidas cap, a black long-sleeved shirt and black pants.

She is currently out on a RM7,000 bail after pleading not guilty to the DUI charge.

Ng was charged with driving under the influence of drugs which caused the death of Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26, at KM134 of the NSE.

The case is being prosecuted by deputy public prosecutor Kamaliza Md Zin while Ng is represented by Parmjit Singh Mahinder.

On Mar 14, Ng had driven her Proton Gen.2 against traffic before the Sungai Dua northbound toll plaza, crashing into a total of nine vehicles.

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