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