DJ appears in court for drink-and-drive offence
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