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DRIVER DRUNK UNTIL CRASHED INTO LOK LOK SHOP AT GEYLANG, ARRESTED

Geylang is one of the most ‘exciting’ places in Singapore, when it comes to Geylang anything is possible.

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In the wee hours of today, a car crashed into a lok lok shop hitting a 32-year-old man who was working at the eatery.

The 32-year-old shop assistant was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Aftermath

A group of the crowd stood near the scene of the incident in disbelief.

Chairs, tables and a metal rack was seen destroyed by the vehicle.

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According to a video uploaded on Tiktok, the incident took place at Geylang Pavilion Square (Lorong 16) at around 1 AM.

Penalties:

The offence of dangerous driving under Section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both; and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $10,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both. Offenders may also face disqualification from driving all classes of vehicles.

The offence of driving while under influence of drink under Section 67(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 carries a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $20,000 and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. Offenders may also face disqualification from driving all classes of vehicles.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is an extremely dangerous and irresponsible act that can cause a serious or fatal traffic accident. All motorists are reminded to abide by traffic rules to keep the roads safe for everyone. The Traffic Police will not hesitate to take firm action against motorists who choose to flout traffic laws and endanger the safety of other road users.

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