Toyota Alphard driver fined RM400 for spitting, pleads not guilty to reckless, dangerous driving in viral video –

A man was fined RM400 for spitting out of the window while driving his Toyota Alphard along the Karak Highway. His action, which happened around 3:47pm on April 30 this year, was captured in a video that went viral on social media (posted below).

According to a report by Bernama, the man, 44-year-old restaurant operator Lim Koh Ching, was charged under Section 268 of the Penal Code for being a public nuisance, with the offence punishable under Section 290, which provides for a maximum fine of RM400 that Lim paid.

In the same video, Lim was seen driving his Alphard in an erratic manner as well as driving on the emergency lane, which brought about two other charges. The first is under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving recklessly and dangerously, and if convicted, he faces a jail term of up to five years and a fine of not less than RM5,000 and not exceeding RM15,000, and could also lose his driving licence for not less than five years.

Meanwhile, the second charge for abusing the emergency lane is an offence under Rule 53(1) of the Road Traffic Rules 1959 and punishable under Section 119(2) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which provides for a maximum fine of RM2,000 or up to six months’ jail if convicted. Lim pleaded not guilty to both charges and the court has allowed him bail of RM5,000 with one surety and set September 5 for case mention.

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