PO­LICE AWAIT­ING BLOOD TEST RE­SULTS OF TEEN

Only then will charges be framed, says Chuah who urged Ne­ti­zens to stop in­sult­ing po­lice and the ju­di­ciary

New Straits Times - - News -

BALVIN KAUR

GE­ORGE TOWN balnkaur@nst.com.my

PO­LICE are wait­ing for the blood test re­sults of a teenager, who caused a crash along the North­South Ex­press­way (NSE) that claimed one life, be­fore charg­ing her.

State po­lice chief Com­mis­sioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said they had sub­mit­ted the blood sam­ple to the Chem­istry De­part­ment for test­ing of al­co­hol and drug lev­els.

How­ever, he said he was un­sure when the re­sults would re­turn.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing. As soon as we com­plete in­ves­ti­ga­tions, we will charge her.

“We need to know the lev­els of al­co­hol and drugs in her blood. I can­not put a time frame to it.”

Chuah was asked to com­ment on in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the 7.50am in­ci­dent where Ng Pei Ven, 19, a part-time model who was said to be drunk and high on am­phet­a­mine, drove her car at high speed against the flow of traf­fic along the NSE after the Sun­gai Dua to ll in But­ter wor th and caused a mul­ti­ve­hi­cle col­li­sion.

Her car struck a Pero­dua Kelisa driven by Mo­hamad Fandi Rosli, 26. Fandi died at the scene.

She and driv­ers of four other ve­hi­cles sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.

Yes­ter­day, Ng was charged at the Bukit Mer­ta­jam mag­is­trate’s court with tak­ing am­phet­a­mine.

She claimed trial and was ffreed on bail, but was re­quired to re­port at the Se­berang Prai Ten­gah district po­lice head­quar­ters once a week.

Asked if po­lice would be mon­i­tor­ing Ng to en­sure she did not flee the coun­try, Chuah said they would not do so as long as she com­plied with the rules.

“If she fol­lows the rules by re­port­ing to the po­lice head­quar­ters, and on the days as per or­dered, we will not mon­i­tor her.

“Only if we re­ceive in­for­ma­tion that she will ab­scond, will we pro­ceed with an ar­rest.”

Asked on re­ports claim­ing that the Trans­port Min­istry had sus­pended Ng’s driv­ing li­cence, Chuah said he was not aware of such news.

He called on Ne­ti­zens to stop in­sult­ing the po­lice or the ju­di­ciary re­gard­ing ac­ci­dent cases, which have gar­nered pub­lic in­ter­est after sev­eral high-pro­file ac­ci­dent cases.

“Please make com­ments based on facts be­fore you ‘vi­ral’ sto­ries on this is­sue. Don’t try to be a hero,” he said.

PIC BY ZULAIKHA ZAINUZMAN

Ng Pei Ven (right) be­ing es­corted out by a rel­a­tive at the Bukit Mer­ta­jam mag­is­trate’s court in Pe­nang yes­ter­day.

Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye

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