The man who drove through Tuas checkpoint without heeding requests for further checks was on Friday (Jun 26) charged with one count of committing a rash act endangering human life or personal safety of others.
Mohamed Dawood R M Abdul Sukkur, 47, was accused of driving a black BMW car at a speed of 142km/h within a confined security checkpoint area with a speed limit of 15km/h. He was found to have not given due care and consideration to traffic conditions and presence of human traffic in the area.
On Tuesday, Dawood was driving through the checkpoint from Malaysia into Singapore when immigration officials directed him to a designated inspection bay for further checks. He had earlier cleared immigration and had proceeded to the customs red channel to declare the food products he was bringing in from Malaysia.
According to a TODAY report, he was driving a BMW 7-series and was transporting curry puffs and kuehs that were likely for sale in Singapore.
During the checks, officers found some discrepancies in the quantities of food declared. But instead of stopping at the inspection bay for further checks, he drove off.
The police found the car along Pioneer Road North slightly after 2pm and Dawood was subsequently arrested.
The case will be next heard on Jul 14 at 9.30am. Bail has been extended at S$10,000. For his offence, Dawood could be sentenced to up to six months' jail, a fine of S$2,500, or both.