DRIVER WHO SMASHED INTO LORRY DROVE WITHOUT LICENSE & INSURANCE

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a statement today informing the public that the driver involved in a serious accident on the Seletar Expressway on Tuesday has been arrested.

Police received information about the crash at about 9.10AM. A viral video posted on A.S.S. Facebook shows the silver Mitsubishi dangerously cutting lanes on the expressway behind slamming into the behind of a lorry, causing both vehicles to flip and spin out of control.

See the video here: http://www.facebook.com/allsgstuff/videos/2178861968921187

The driver of the car fled the scene, while the lorry’s driver and passenger sustained injuries and were sent to hospital for treatment.

The 20 year-old driver was apprehended at about 9.30AM, where police found that he failed a breathalyser test and was driving without a valid driving license and motor insurance.

The driver will be charged in court on 11th February with drink-driving, driving without a valid licence, driving without valid motor insurance, hit-and-run and dangerous driving, the police said.

First-time offenders found guilty of drink-driving may be fined between S$1,000 and S$5,000 and have them driving licence disqualified for between 12 and 48 months. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to S$30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years. They may also receive up to six strokes of the cane if they are found to have caused death or serious injuries.

If found guilty of driving without a valid licence and for hit-and-run offences, first-time offenders face a fine of up to S$1,000 or imprisonment of up to three months. Repeat offenders face a fine of up to S$2,000 or imprisonment of up to six months.

If found guilty of dangerous driving, first-time offenders face a maximum fine of S$3,000 or imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both. Repeat offenders are liable to a maximum fine of S$5,000, or imprisonment for a term of up to two years, or both.

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