51-year-old Lim Siew Peng, was sentenced to 4 days imprisonment, fined $2,500 and banned from driving for 15 months after she paid someone else to take the blame for her traffic offence.
Lim was friends with the co-accused, 46-year-old Koh Chew Seng and his wife. Koh was managing a car rental company under Koheng Auto and told Lim to rent a car from his company and join him as a Grab driver.
Lim was ferrying a passenger in the rental car in May 2020 when she allegedly drove against the traffic flow to overtake another vehicle.
She barely avoided crashing and resulted in the other driver abruptly braking.
Koh then received a traffic police summons in June 2020, stating that his rented car had committed a traffic offence and the driver would get 6 demerit points and a fine of $200.
Koh then confronted Lim about it and she admitted to the offence, but she didn’t want to face the consequences because she didn’t want her license to be revoked.
After discussing, Koh then offered to find another driver to take the blame for her, and Lim had to pay him (Koh) $10,000.
Koh then pinned the blame on his wife after being unable to find drivers willing to take the blame, and his wife then received a summons letter.
Koh paid the fine of $200 and his wife then got the 6 demerit points on her license, without his wife or Lim knowing about it.