A Drunk Man Who Drove Against Traffic Crashed And Caused The Death Of A 34-Year-Old
Earlier this morning, a 30-year-old driver of a Ford Fiesta entered the opposite lane at the Pajam Toll exit in Nilai and drove against traffic.
In his recklessness, he crashed into a car, killing its driver on the spot.
According to Bernama, the driver of the Ford Fiesta was believed to have been drunk.
Nilai district police chief Superintendent (OCPD) Mohd Nor Marzukee Besar said the victim, who was driving a Proton Persona, died at the scene in the 3.20am accident due to severe head injuries.
According to Superintendent Mohamad Nor, preliminary investigations revealed that the car driven by the victim, Abdul Salam Saad, was going towards Seremban after having left the Pajam Toll exit.
"The Ford Fiesta 30-year-old driver is believed to have crashed into the Persona Persona car when he drove against the traffic to enter the Pajam Toll exit," he was quoted as saying by Bernama.
The Ford Fiesta driver also crashed into three other motorcyclists
The three motorcyclists were travelling in the same direction from the Pajam Toll exit towards Seremban as the 34-year-old victim, who was from Bandar Tun Abdul Razak in Pahang.
Superintendent Mohamad Nor that while the three motorcyclists and a pillion rider suffered injuries to their hands and body, the Ford Fiesta driver sustained head and body injuries.
The suspect has been admitted at the red zone of the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban.
The case is being investigated for drunk driving (intoxicating liquor or drugs) under Section 44 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987
According to the law, if found guilty, the person can be jailed for a term of not less than three years and not more than 10 years and a fine of not less than RM8,000 and not more than RM20,000.
However, New Straits Times reported Superintendent Mohamad Nor saying that police are "still waiting for the driver's urine test results to determine his blood alcohol and drug level."
Following a number of drunk driving-related accidents in recent time, the government is pushing to increase the penalties for drunk driving: