Student Who Rammed His Mercedes Into KL Traffic Cop Fined RM5,000 & Jailed For 3 Months
He claimed that he didn't intentionally crashed into the traffic cop.
Earlier today, a 25-year-old college student was sentenced to three months in jail and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrates Court in Kuala Lumpur
The private university student pleaded guilty to ramming his Mercedes Benz E200 into a traffic policeman at around 8.11am on Tuesday, 2 April, at Jalan Raja Laut.
According to Malay Mail, the student, identified as Tan Wooi Zhan from Ipoh, was charged with reckless driving under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
Under the law, Tan Wooi Zhan could have been sentenced for up to five years in jail and fined between RM5,000 and RM15,000
The accused, who was not represented by a lawyer, asked for leniency, saying he was remorseful of his actions and promised not to repeat the same mistake.
He also claimed that the reason he rammed into the traffic cop was that another car had swerved into his lane and forced him to take evasive measures.
Malay Mail reported the student pointing out that he alighted immediately to provide first aid to the injured policeman as he was trained to do so.
However, deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Zuraidi Zulkifli urged the court to hand down a fair sentence as a reminder to the public to not make the same mistake.
"The accused was found driving his vehicle speedily until it lost control and was not aware of the situation," DPP Zulkifli told the court, as reported by Harian Metro.
While sentencing the student, Magistrate Saravanan said that the fine, if it was not paid, would attract another five months in jail
Along with the RM5,000 fine and the three-months jail term, the 25-year-old student's driving licence was ordered to be suspended for three years.