Club manager charged with drunk driving, punching police officer

01 Jun 2020 / 16:38 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A club manager faced two magistrates’ courts here today on four charges, including drunk driving and punching a police officer.

Leng Kar Loon, 38, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges read before magistrates Puteri Nursheila Rahimi and S. Mageswary.

The father of two was charged in front of magistrate Puteri Nursheila with driving a Toyota Avanza car under the influence, with his blood-alcohol level testing 120mg above the permitted limit of 80mg per 100ml of blood, at 200mg/100ml.

He was charged with committing the offence at the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) near Bilion Roundabout in Cheras here at 1am, May 21, under Section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which provides for a minimum fine of RM1,000 a maximum of RM6,000, or a maximum of 12 months imprisonment, if convicted.

Prosecuting officer Insp Abdullah Khazali offered bail at RM8,000 in one surety while lawyer Tan Kian Peng who represented the accused sought minimum bail as his client earns RM2,500 a month while caring for two children aged 20 and 10.

Puteri Nursheila granted bail at RM4,000 in one surety and set July 1 for mention.

In front of magistrate Mageswary, Leng pleaded not guilty to another three charges.

He was charged with committing criminal violence against traffic policeman Lance Corporal Mohd Radhie Md Yatim, 37, by punching and injuring the officer under Section 323 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of one year or a fine of up to RM2,000, or both.

He was also charged with throwing a chair and behaving unruly towards the victim under Section 353 and Section 90 of the Police Act 1967.

All three offences were said to have been committed at the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee Traffic Police Station at 1 am on May 21.

Deputy public prosecutor Hanis Anisha Jamilludin offered bail at RM8,000 in one surety for all three charges while Tan requested for the amount to be lowered to RM3,000.

The court granted bail at RM3,000 in one surety for all three charges and set July 21 for mention. - Bernama

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