SUNGAI PETANI: A man was fined RM2,000 by the magistrate's court here today after he pleaded guilty to reckless driving earlier this month.
Muhammad Nabil Fikri Azman, 23, made the plea when the charge was read before magistrate M. Kalaiarasi.
According to the charge, Nabil had driven recklessly and endangered motorists about 11.45am on Aug 15 at the traffic lights of Bandar Laguna Merbok in Kuala Muda district.
Deputy public prosecutor S. Preeyaa prosecuted while the accused was represented by National Legal Aid Foundation lawyer Nor Dina Mohd Shukri.
Earlier, Nor Dina pleaded for leniency as the accused did only odd jobs in his village and had to support his wife and two children.
The court imposed a fine of RM2,000, or four months in prison, on the accused if he failed to pay the fine.
On Aug 15, Nabil, who was driving a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), drove it dangerously while fleeing a roadblock at the Plus Expressway Sungai Dua toll plaza, Penang, to Bandar Laguna Merbok, near here.
He was travelling with a male friend when the vehicle was flagged down for speeding.
Police had to chase them for 25km before the MPV exited the Sungai Petani toll plaza.
The MPV then crashed into a Honda Accord driven by a 19-year-old teenager.