A 21 year old man, Jandej Goh received a probation sentence for taking part in an illegal race along Seletar Link in July 2015.
The full-time national serviceman had faced another charge for driving at a speed of 179km/h, which was taken into consideration during his sentencing.
On 26 July 2015, Goh had driven his mother’s car; a black Mercedes C200 saloon, along Seletar Link towards Seletar North Link. The in-car camera recorded the then 19 year old’s speed to be as high as 179km/h at certain junctions, well exceeding the speed limit of 50km/h.
Subsequently, he was flagged by some people standing by the side of the road. They asked if he would have a “friendly race” with their Audi S4.
The pair were approached by the traffic police when they stopped at a red light junction.
Goh’s lawyer claimed that his client was very remorseful and deeply regretted his impulsive action. The lawyer added that Goh promises and assures the court that he would never again speed much less participate in a car race.
He said his client comes from a good family. He had taken his friends to Seletar to show them where car enthusiasts gather. They came across people racing with each other.
Under the probation order, he has to remain indoors from 11pm to 6am. He pledged not to drive for 12 months, and will perform 180 hours of community service. His parents signed a $5,000 bond to ensure his good behaviour.