On the 12th of September in Shah Alam, a Mitsubishi Triton driver who was high on drugs, hit a Proton Wira driven by two teens, and killed them (read here). As reported by Says recently, said driver may be facing the death penalty, due to his actions.
He was initially remanded for 6 days, and after an extension granted by the Shah Alam High Court, he is now being held for an additional 3 days.
After the accident, the driver was arrested and his case was investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving, as well as causing death.
He was tested positive for cannabis in his system.
Since then, the police reclassified the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which provides for the mandatory death penalty, as compared to the previous minimum jail term of two years, a maximum of 10 years, a fine of not less than RM5,000 and not more than RM20,000.
Reports also state that the 24-year-old has had plenty of previous records, which include speeding and violating traffic lights regulations.