Woman arrested for suspected drink-driving after her car ends up in Upper Thomson Road longkang


A 39-year-old female driver was arrested for suspected drink-driving after her car crashed into a longkang in Upper Thomson Road on Thursday morning.

According to The Straits Times, the police said they were alerted to the incident at about 4.15am, and the woman’s car is believed to have “self-skidded” along Upper Thomson Road towards Sembawang Road.

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SCDF said the female driver was conveyed conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The police said that the female driver was subsequently arrested for suspected drink-driving.

Reportedly, a 37-year-old man, who was the driver of another car that was not involved in the accident, was at the scene and was also arrested for suspected drink-driving.

A building consultant living nearby, who wanted to be known as Mr Ang, said a long and loud bang woke him up. “I was quite worried but as I didn’t see any incident at the junction of Upper Thomson Road and Sin Ming Avenue, where accidents usually occur, I thought it wasn’t so serious and went back to sleep,” the 60-year-old told The Straits Times.

But when he drove out for breakfast at about 8.30am, Mr Ang was surprised to see that a car had crashed through a green fence near the Esso Windsor petrol station, knocked down several saplings, and landed in a longkang, scattering debris on the road.

He said: “The bumper was all gone… It would have been quite bad if the car had hit the petrol station nearby, as that could have caused a fire and even an explosion.”

Police investigations are ongoing.

If convicted of drink-driving, drivers can be fined up to $10,000 and jailed for up to a year for the first offence. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $20,000 and jailed for up to two years.

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