A full time national serviceman (NSF) with the Singapore Police Force (SPF), 23-year-old Chong Cheng Huan, allegedly failed to exercise care while making a discretionary right turn in a police car, resulting in a collision with a motorcycle, according to The Straits Times.
He was charged with causing grievous hurt to a 55-year-old who was injured in the incident.
As a full-time national serviceman, Chong held the rank of Special Constable Sergeant (1) and completed his national service on August 11, 2022.
He is expected to plead guilty on 22 December next month.
Details of the Incident
On June 3, 2022, at approximately 4:20 pm, Chong was driving a police car at the cross junction of Bukit Batok East Avenue 2 and Avenue 5.
The collision occurred during a discretionary right turn into Avenue 5, causing grievous hurt to a 55-year-old man. Surprisingly, details about the injured person’s role as a motorcyclist or pillion rider remain undisclosed.
Police Response and Internal Action
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) swiftly initiated investigations against Chong following the incident.
The police said that officers of the SPF, including national service officers, are held to high standards. The expectation is clear – uphold the law with integrity.
The police will also be commending internal action against Chong for his offence.
Chong’s Plea Date
Chong is expected to plead guilty on December 22, raising anticipation about the implications of his plea. The plea date marks a critical point in the legal proceedings and may influence the outcome of the case.
If convicted, Chong could face a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. The severity of the charges underscores the importance of responsible driving and the potential repercussions for lapses in judgment on the road.