A driver arrested last Friday (May 6, 2022) for dangerous driving on Sultan Iskander Highway and obstructing a VIP convoy was sentenced by two different magistrates’ courts to 12 days in jail and a fine of RM 10,000, The Star reported.
A 36-year-old maintenance worker was sentenced to seven days in prison and fined RM3,000 after police escorted Young Esperanto Negeri Sarawak and his convoy for obstructing them from performing their duties.
Meanwhile, in another court, he was sentenced to five days in jail and fined RM7,000 after being found guilty of dangerous driving on the same date and place.
The accused was sentenced to seven days imprisonment starting from the date of arrest on May 7, 2022 and five days imprisonment from Tuesday (May 10, 2022). His driving license was also suspended for more than five years.
The incident took place at around 10 pm when the accused’s vehicle overtook the VIP convoy on the left side of the Sultan Iskander Highway towards Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim Exit and endangered the other vehicles. From the dashcam footage, the car accelerated in the emergency lane and the escort ignored the instructions of the police so he did not block the route.