While the Circuit Breaker laws are still in place, we all know that we are not allowed to visit our friends and even relatives not living in the same household.
As much as I miss social interactions with anyone else other than my family members, I still wouldn’t risk it to go house visiting.
Not this guy though. He went all out to visit a fellow friend, and even got himself drunk and drove home.
Liquor might not solve all his problems, but he still probably thought it was worth a shot (pun intended).
Man Charged For Going To A Lady’s House To Eat And Drink
A 46-year-old man, Wong Teck Chye, was charged in court today (15 May) for breaking COVID-19 laws.
He had sent food to a lady friend’s house, as well as had dinner and drank with her at her home. God knows what happened over there as well.
With this, he was given two charges of contravening COVID-19 regulations.
According to the charge sheets, Wong met a person named Aw Mei Ling at about 4pm on 24 April. He is accused of having dinner and a few drinks with her in a flat at 9 Selegie Road.
At about 12.45am the next day, he allegedly delivered food to the same unit. This means that he had left his house without a reasonable excuse during the circuit breaker period.
Not a really wise thing to do, if you ask me, though we’re all wondering what food that is.
He Then Drove Back Home While Drunk
Subsequently, he allegedly drove while intoxicated, and was unsurprisingly caught speeding on the expressway. He was then given two other traffic charges for drink-driving and speeding.
He was found along Tampines Expressway, towards Pan Island Expressway, with at least 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of his breath. This already exceeded the legal limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
The charge sheet stated that he is also accused of speeding at 133km/h along the expressway, above the 90km/h limit.
He had previously been convicted in 2001 of speeding, which means that he will be facing increased penalties this time around.
Wong’s lawyer will be writing to the Attorney-General’s Chambers, and he will be returning to court on 29 May.
According to the COVID-19 regulations, for each charge, he can be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.
For drink-driving, he can be jailed for up to a year, fined between S$2,000 and S$10,000, or both. As he was previously convicted of speeding, he can be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$2,000, or both.
It’s unknown if the authorities had found out about his visit due to the traffic offence, but nevertheless, just stay home lah.
Ah Gong has eyes and ears all over Singapore. Remember the guy who was also caught for having dinner in another household?
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