KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — The 19-year-old model who caused a fatal accident by driving against traffic on a highway was today acquitted of drug abuse.
Magistrate Jamaliah Abd Manap made the decision after a drug test of Ng Pei Ven’s urine sample came back negative.
Jamaliah then gave Ng a full discharge, and ordered her release and the return her previous bail deposit.
Ng was previously charged under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
She still has a pending charge under Section 44 (1) (a) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs to the extent of being incapable of controlling her car and causing the death of Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26.
On March 14, Ng allegedly drove against traffic on the fast lane of the North-South Expressway and crashed into nine vehicles, killing a 26-year-old driver.
Videos of the teen’s blue car speeding on the wrong side of the highway and the aftermath of the accident became viral after they were uploaded on social media.
* A previous version of this report incorrectly reported that Ng was acquitted of driving under the influence. It has been corrected to an acquittal of her drug abuse charge.