He had been disqualified from driving, but that did not stop Soh Seng Tze from taking his estranged wife’s car without her permission.
He was so brazen that after picking up his girlfriend from her office at Beach Road to take her home to Pasir Ris, he sped while on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).
Two police officers, Staff Sergeant Ang Kok Yong and Sergeant Muhammad Firdaus Suleiman, in a patrol car clocked his car’s speed at 110kmh at the 11km mark of the KPE heading towards the Tampines Expressway (TPE) at 7.55pm on March 25 last year. The KPE speed limit at that time was 70kmh.
Instead of stopping when the police car chased him with its blinker light on, Soh tried to shake off the cops by driving even faster.
What followed was a chase reaching speeds of 185kmh that traversed half of Singapore, from the TPE in the north-east to the Pan-Island Expressway to the East Coast Parkway in the south-east.
Soh was eventually arrested after a violent struggle at Prince Edward Road.