The Police have arrested another two men, aged 27 and 34, in relation to the incident that happened at Lorong 1 Toa Payoh on 12 February 2021.
2 On 12 February 2021 at about 11.55pm, two Traffic Police (TP) officers spotted a vehicle travelling at a fast speed along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Changi Airport, before Toa Payoh exit. The TP officers signalled for the driver to stop but the driver did not comply and sped off towards Lorong 2 Toa Payoh. The driver then allegedly hit a pedestrian who was crossing at the pedestrian crossing along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh. He then purportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the centre road divider railings along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh towards Lorong 2 Toa Payoh.
3 The driver and two passengers then fled on foot. The officers chased after them and subsequently arrested the 32-year-old female passenger at scene for suspected drug-related offences.
4 Through investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division and the Traffic Police established the identity of the remaining two men. The 27-year-old man, who is believed to be the male passenger in the vehicle, was arrested on 14 February 2021 for allegedly consorting with persons carrying offensive weapons in public places and for suspected drug-related offences. With the assistance of officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau, the 34-year-old man, who is believed to be the driver of the vehicle, was arrested on 15 February 2021 for allegedly carrying an offensive weapon in public places, suspected drug-related offences, dangerous driving causing grievous hurt and other traffic-related offences.
5 The 34-year-old man will be charged in court on 16 February 2021. Police investigations against the 27-year-old man and 32-year-old woman are ongoing.
6 The offence of carrying offensive weapons in public places under section 6 of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act carries an imprisonment term of up to three years, or caning. The offence of consorting with persons carrying offensive weapons in public places under section 8 of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act will be liable on conviction to the like punishment as that other person with whom he was consorting or in whose company he was found. The offence of consuming either controlled or specified drugs carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, or a fine of up to $20,000, or both.
7 The offence of dangerous driving causing grievous hurt under Section 64(2A) of the Road Traffic Act carries an imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than five years. In addition, they may have their driving licence disqualified.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
16 FEBRUARY 2021 @ 12:50 AM