After being convicted of driving under the influence twice within two years – once in 2020 and again in 2021 – Mat Yeung (楊明) was given an 18-day prison sentence last year by the court. Appealing his DUI sentence, Mat appeared in court with his girlfriend Lisa Chong (莊思明) and her sister Jacqueline Chong ((莊思敏).
Emphasizing Mat’s repeated offences of careless driving and lack of concern for the safety of others, the judge ultimately adhered to the original verdict, and Mat was ordered to serve his sentence immediately.
Although Lisa had cried last year when the ruling was first announced, she remained dry-eyed this time around. Appearing expressionless, Lisa and Jacqueline calmly approached Mat and collected his personal belongings before the officers took him away.
Since Mat is sentenced for 18 days, he will not be given holidays exemption. As such, Mat will be spending the upcoming holidays in jail, with an anticipated release date of January 8, 2023.
According to sources, the 41-year-old actor will be held at the detention center for five days while going through and completing the proper inmate procedures. He will then be transferred to Stanley Prison to finish serving his sentence.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.