Road Rage Driver Sentenced To 2 Days In Jail For Deliberately Causing Motorcyclist To Fall

He was seen switching lanes and braking abruptly, causing a motorcyclist to collide with his Lexus.

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A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined RM6,000 for driving recklessly, which resulted in a motorcyclist falling

The man has been identified as as Lim Ching Hong, who works as a lorry driver, reported Berita Harian.

Magistrate Fatin Dayana Jalil also suspended Lim's driving licence for five years beginning today, 23 August.

He committed the offence, which was captured on a dashcam, on Jalan Syed Putra in Kuala Lumpur, near Federal Highway, on Sunday morning, 20 July.

The video shows a motorcyclist gesturing at his vehicle before Lim suddenly sped forward and switched to the middle lane. He then braked abruptly, causing the motorcyclist to collide with his vehicle and fall.

The charge sheet mentioned that Lim was driving a silver Lexus with the registration number BQA1188.

Lim pleaded guilty when the charge under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 was read to him

Prosecuting officer Inspector Mohd Nor Hafiz Mohd asked the court to impose the maximum fine, which can go up to RM15,000 under the provision.

He said the court should consider the fact that Lim's driving was so reckless that it posed a danger to other road users, reported Utusan Malaysia.

However, the accused, who was not represented by a lawyer, appealed for a lighter sentence on the grounds that he still has to support his family and that he was remorseful for his actions. He also promised not to repeat the same offence in the future.

After hearing from both sides, Magistrate Fatin Dayana Jalil set the fine at RM6,000, which Lim had paid.

Lim Ching Hong (centre) at Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court today, 23 August.

Image via Utusan Malaysia

The video of the incident can be found below:

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