REMBAU, Feb 18 — Two men were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with driving in reckless or dangerous manner that resulted in a two-year-old boy to sustain injuries after being thrown out of a moving vehicle earlier this month.
The two — Nabil Hariz Jefridin, 23 and B. Thayalan, 20 — claimed trial after the charge was read out to them separately by a court interpreter before Magistrate Tan Chai Wei.
According to the charge sheet, the two were allegedly driving in dangerous manner along the North-South Expressway near Senawang at 3.21pm on February 10.
The charge was framed under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987, which carries a maximum jail term of five years and a fine of up to RM15,000, upon conviction.
On February 10, the two men were allegedly involved in dangerous driving with one of them hitting a family-owned vehicle that resulted in a toddler sustained injuries after being thrown out of the car.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Ummi Amyra Natasha Azhar offered both accused a RM7,000 bail each while counsel Muhammad Farhan Ahmad Fadzil representing Nabil Hariz appealed for lower amount on the grounds that his client was a university student and had no income.
Thayalan, who was not represented by a lawyer, also appealed for a lower bail.
The court allowed both accused a RM4,000 bail in one surety each and set March 17 for mention.
Both men paid the bails. — Bernama