Police coy on possible charge facing Penang 'wrong way accident' teen

MOHAMED BASYIR


BAYAN LEPAS: Police are keeping their cards close to their chest over the possible charge facing a teenager whose highway antics recently claimed a life.


Ng Pei Ven, 19, was caught on video driving her Proton Gen 2 on the opposite lane of the North-South Expressway (NSE) last Tuesday. Her car then slammed into a Perodua Kelisa, killing the driver of the other car.


Penang police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye today kept mum on the possible charge facing the teen, who has since also been hit with a drugs charge.


Chuah remained coy when asked whether the authorities were seeking a murder charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code.


He said the investigation papers were returned to the police recently.


The deputy public prosecutor, he said, had asked police to record further statements on the case.


"We have already submitted the papers last week but the DPP had asked us to take further statements now from the people who recorded the video of the incident.


"We have resubmitted it today and we are awaiting further actions by the DPP," he said when met during the launch of the Mitsubishi 3S Centre here today.


Ng's 'wrong way' move on the NSE has since become the subject of a viral video.


The accident triggered a chain reaction of collisions and claimed the life of Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26.


Fandi died at the scene due to severe head and bodily injuries.


Meanwhile, Chuah stressed that the police were not delaying the investigations but instead were being 'careful' while doing so to leave no stone unturned.


Police have also yet to receive a report on the alcohol content in the blood sample taken from the woman.


The driver is currently out on bail after pleading not guilty to administering drugs into her body.