Teen driver in Penang 'wrong way' tragedy to face drugs charge tomorrow

AUDREY DERMAWAN


GEORGE TOWN: A 19-year-old woman, whose act of driving against traffic along the North-South Expressway (NSE) on Tuesday claimed a life, is expected to be charged in court with a drug-related offence tomorrow.

Seberang Prai Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the woman, would be charged under Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drug Act for administering drugs into the body.

"Yes, she will be charged tomorrow at the magistrate's court here," he said in response to a query.

Meanwhile, Nik Ros Azhan said investigations into the traffic case has been completed.

“We have submitted the papers to the Deputy Public Prosecutor's Office, and are awaiting further instructions," he said.

In the 7.50am incident, the woman, 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 on mainland Butterworth and triggered a multi vehicle collision.

Her Proton Gen 2 struck a Perodua Kelisa driven by Mohamad Fandi Rosli, 26, which led to a chain of collisions.

Fandi died at the scene.

The woman and drivers of four other vehicles sustained minor injuries.