‘ACCUSED MAY FACE MURDER RAP’
Police to get more details from witnesses, say sources
MOHAMED BASYIR BAYAN LEPAS email@example.com
POLICE may reclassify the case of the 19-year-old woman, whose act of driving against the flow of traffic along the North-South Expressway (NSE) last Tuesday claimed one life, under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Sources said the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s (DPP) Office had returned the investigation papers to the police to get further statements from witnesses to reclassify the case.
However, state police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye, when asked to comment yesterday, did not provide a clear answer.
“All I can say is that the DPP asked us to record statements from those who recorded a video of the incident.
“I do not have the number of statements recorded (so far), but we did as requested, and have re-submitted the investigation papers today (yesterday),” he said during the launch of the Mitsubishi 3S Centre here yesterday.
In the 7.50am incident last Tuesday, Ng Pei Ven, 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 toll booth in Butterworth and triggered a multi-vehicle collision that claimed one life.
Last week, Ng was charged at the magistrate’s court in Bukit Mertajam with administering drugs into her body.
She pleaded not guilty to the offence.