Recently, social media was abuzz with a car chase from Petaling Jaya to Cyberjaya, videos of which looked straight out of a movie.
The chase involved a Perodua Bezza, which was pursued not by one, not two, or even three but a whopping 28 Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) mobile patrol vehicles (MPV), with the driver finally apprehended at the end of it.
The case has since been brought to the Magistrate Court, and the driver, 27-year-old B. Anbarasan, has since been charged and sentenced by the court.
As reported by BERNAMA, the driver pleaded guilty to reckless driving and obstructing the police from carrying out their duties.
Accordingly, Magistrate Shahril Anuar Ahmad Mustapa meted out the sentence of one-month imprisonment, a fine of RM5,000, and a ban from driving for 5 years for reckless driving. Furthermore, the accused was also fined RM5,000 for obstructing the duty of public servants.
Specifically, Anbarasan was charged with dangerous driving which could endanger himself and other road users in Jalan Utara at 1:30 am on December 5 under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333). Under this provision, he could’ve faced a maximum imprisonment of five years and a fine not less than RM15,000.
Besides that, he was also charged with obstructing Corporal Mohd Faizal Sulong from carrying out his duties at the same location, date, and time under Section 186 of the Penal Code. He could’ve faced a maximum imprisonment of two years or a maximum fine of RM10,000 under this provision.
The accused was ordered to serve his sentence beginning yesterday (December 8) and will be jailed for 8 months if he fails to pay the total RM10,000 fine.
Meanwhile, the accused and his wife, 21-year-old M. Rishlani, also pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to the charge of possessing a dangerous weapon without lawful permission, which is a black knife.
Judge Faiz Dziyauddin allowed the couple bail at RM5,000 each with one surety and to report to the nearby police station once a month and fixed the case for January 16 next year.
So, what do you guys think of the incident and the punishment given to the accused? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.