Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Fast and Furious was set in Singapore? Well, an incident took place yesterday where Singapore Police engaged in a high-speed chase with a civilian vehicle.
Here’s what you have to know (so far).
When it Happened
On 26 June 2016, a Singapore Police Force patrol car together with a TP bike was chasing after a black Subaru. The police patrol car collided with another civilian vehicle during the chase and the white Subaru fled the scene.
Time of Incident
This incident occurred near the popular Geylang Serai Bazaar which attracted a crowd soon after. The driver of the black Subaru which had fled the scene was later apprehended in the early hours of Monday morning by the police.
Witnesses were reported to have seen a police car in pursuit of another vehicle, after which, a loud bang was heard and the police car crashed into the rear end of another civilian vehicle, a BMW which was parked along the road.
The black Subaru sped off after encountering and avoiding a routine vehicle check by the police which sparked off the chase. Many netizens have also shared images of the wrecked police car involved in the chase.
According to the latest news reports, the suspect involved in the dangerous chase was an unnamed 28-year-old man who was later charged with dangerous driving and other driving related offences.
The police officer involved in the chase was later sent to Changi General Hospital after suffering minor injuries from the collision
What are the charges
According to the Police, drivers found guilty of dangerous driving can be fined up to $3,000 and/or jailed up to 12 months.
Repeat offenders face a heavier fine of up to $5,000 and/or a jail term not exceeding two years.
The police have also sent out a reminder to all drivers that the purpose of roadblocks is to deter and detect crimes. Drivers are encouraged to cooperate with police officers when approached during road blocks, as any evasion of one poses serious harm to other road users.
Here’s a video of the high-speed chase for those of you who have missed out on the action.
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