Baby flung out of car case: Two men charged for reckless driving

Baby flung out of car case: Two men charged for reckless driving

REMBAU: Two men were charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today for reckless driving and in dangerous manner that resulted a two-year-old boy to sustain injuries after being thrown out of a moving vehicle earlier this month.

Nabil Hariz Jefridin, 23, and B Thayalan, 20, claimed trial after the charge was read out to them separately by a court interpreter before Magistrate Tan Chai Wei.

According to the charge sheet, the two were allegedly driving in dangerous manner along the North-South Expressway near Senawang at 3.21 pm on Feb 10.

The charge was framed under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987, which carries a maximum jail term of five years and a fine of up to RM15,000, upon conviction.

On Feb 10, the two men were allegedly involved in dangerous driving, with one of them hitting a family-owned vehicle that resulted a toddler sustaining injuries after being thrown out of the car.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Ummi Amyra Natasha Azhar offered both accused a RM7,000 bail each while counsel Muhammad Farhan Ahmad Fadzil representing Nabil Hariz appealed for lower amount on grounds that his client was a university student and had no income.

Thayalan, who was not represented by a lawyer, also appealed for a lower bail.

The court allowed both accused RM4,000 bail in one surety each and set March 17 for mention. Both men paid the bails.