DJ ap­pears in court for drink-and-drive of­fence

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: He caused quite a stir when he was es­corted into the court­room by po­lice­men as some peo­ple in the public gallery recog­nised him.

Sport­ing blonde and black hair and dressed in smart ca­sual at­tire, free­lance dee­jay Ooi Kok Wei was calm when he was charged at the mag­is­trate’s court for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

Ooi al­legedly com­mit­ted the of­fence at Jalan Sun­gai Besi about 3.45am on May 6, while driv­ing his BMW.

He claimed trial to the charge. Pros­e­cut­ing of­fi­cer In­spec­tor Hashimah Hashim urged the court to im­pose a bail of RM4,000 with one surety.

Coun­sel Mo­hamed Nizam Mo­hamed Fazil, in ap­ply­ing for a rea­son­able bail for his client, told the court that Ooi was 31 years old, and as a free­lance dee­jay and dancer, had rep­re­sented Malaysia in many com­pe­ti­tions.

“He is a law abid­ing cit­i­zen, does not have any pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion and has given full co­op­er­a­tion.

“He is not a flight risk and bail is only de­clined to en­sure court pres­ence,” he said.

Mag­is­trate Maizatul Mu­ni­rah Abd Rah­man set bail at RM2,000 with one surety and fixed June 15 for men­tion and doc­u­ment sub­mis­sion.

A few days ago, a video clip emerged on so­cial me­dia de­pict­ing a man, sus­pected of be­ing in­tox­i­cated, be­hav­ing in a hos­tile man­ner to­wards a po­lice of­fi­cer who had asked him to take a breathal­yser test.

In the one minute and 43 sec­onds video, the man is seen in the

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