BUTTERWORTH: Police have obtained a four day remand order against an intoxicated female car driver, who rear-ended a motorcycle, killing its two passengers, at Km13 of the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR), heading towards Sungai Dua, early today.
Seberang Prai Utara district police chief Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the case was investigated under Section 44 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing death.
"A blood test was conducted to determine her blood alcohol level.
"All we can say is that it was beyond the permissible level by law. We can't go into further details for now," he said.
Noorzainy said the woman's urine test was negative for drugs.
It was reported that the Toyota Vios driven by a 47-year-old health product salesperson, believed to be under the influence of alcohol, rear-ended a motorcycle, killing its two passengers, at Km13 of the BORR early today.
The deceased have been identified as rider Muhamad Syaiful Hilmi Rosidi, 21, and his pillion rider, Muhammad Amin Najmi Azaman, 19.
The impact of the crash caused both both victims to fall off their machine and died on the spot due to serious head and bodily injuries.
The motorcycle, the duo were on, also caught fire.
This is the second such accident to occur in Penang in the last 72 hours.
On Sunday, a drunk driver rammed his Perodua Alza into the rear of a motorcycle, killing the rider and seriously injuring the pillion passenger.