A father and son pair were yesterday slapped with three charges at the Klang magistrate's court for reckless driving and obstructing an ambulance - a video of which went viral on social media last week.
K Moganasuntharan, 63, and his son Kartik, 30, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence while respectively riding a motorcycle and driving a van dangerously, in Jalan Tepi Sungai in Klang, at 2pm on March 24.
The charges, under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, provides a jail term of up to five years and a maximum fine of RM5,000, as wel as disqualification from holding or obtaining a driving licence for up to five years, if convicted.
In addition to the reckless driving charge, Moganasuntharan also faced a charge of obstructing an ambulance driven by one Nur Aqhari Rosli, 22, at the same place and time, under Section 341 of the Penal Code.
He pleaded not guilty to the offence, which carries a maximum one month in jail, or a fine up to RM1,000, or both, upon conviction.
The accused were allowed to be released on RM3,000 bail each with one surety for the reckless driving and riding charge, while Moganasuntharan were slapped with an additional RM1,000 bail with one surety for the charge of obstructing an ambulance.
It is not known why the father and son duo resorted to such action.
The video of the incident had gone viral last week, and not surprisingly, netizens had called for the culprits to be brought to book.
Photo source: Facebook, Utusan Malaysia
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