Police escorting Khor Yong Zhang, 21, who is charged for drunk driving and causing the death of a food delivery rider. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI /MalaysiaGazette / 01 JUNE 2020
Police escorting Khor Yong Zhang, 21, who is charged for drunk driving and causing the death of a food delivery rider. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI /MalaysiaGazette / 01 JUNE 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – A car accessory shop assistant who rammed into a food delivery man early this morning, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here for drunk driving, causing death.

However, Khor Yong Zhang, 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read out by a court interpreter in the presence of Magistrate Puteri Nursheila Rahimi.

He was charged with driving a Nissan Grand Almera car under the influence of alcohol which exceeded the permitted limit at 161 mg, causing the death of motorcyclist Mohamed Zaili Mohamed, 44, at the Sultan Iskand Highway heading towards Jalan Tun Razak here at 1.30 a.m.

Khor was charged under Section 44(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which provides for a minimum fine of RM8,000 and a maximum of RM20,000 and a jail sentence of not less than three years and not more than 10, if convicted.

Earlier, prosecuting officer Insp Abdullah Khazali offered bail of RM10,000 with one surety as the victim was dragged for three metres and died at the scene.

The accused was represented by counsel Khairul Amin Abdullah who requested for minimum bail as his client was still young and not from a rich family.

The court allowed the accused bail of RM6,000 with one surety and his licence suspended until the completion of the case.

The court set July 1 for a re-mention of the case.

This morning, the media reported that a drunk driver collided into a motorcyclist, killing him, while he was on his way home after delivering food to his wife to sell at the Sultan Iskandar Highway here early today.

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