A man has been arrested for drink-driving in relation to an accident which happened on the Seletar Expressway on Tuesday (Jan 26).
In a press release on Friday, police said they were notified of the accident at about 9.10am between a car and a lorry on the SLE towards Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE). The driver of the car fled the scene, while the lorry's driver and passenger sustained injuries and were sent to the hospital.
The 20-year-old driver of the car was arrested on the same day at about 9.30am. He failed the breathalyser test and is believed to have driven the car without a valid driving licence and valid motor insurance.
DRIVER FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES
The driver will be charged in court on Feb 11 with drink-driving, driving without a valid licence, driving without valid motor insurance, hit-and-run and dangerous driving, the police said.
First-time offenders found guilty of drink-driving may be fined between S$1,000 and S$5,000 and have them driving licence disqualified for between 12 and 48 months. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to S$30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years. They may also receive up to six strokes of the cane if they are found to have caused death or serious injuries.
If found guilty of driving without a valid licence and for hit-and-run offences, first-time offenders face a fine of up to S$1,000 or imprisonment of up to three months. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to S$2,000 or imprisonment of up to six months.
If found guilty of dangerous driving, first-time offenders face a maximum fine of S$3,000 or imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both. Repeat offenders are liable to a maximum fine of S$5,000, or imprisonment for a term of up to two years, or both.