He slams into 9 cars at VIP zone

He slams into 9 cars at VIP zone
The carpark at Resorts World Sentosa where a taxi driver hit nine vehicles, including a van. They were covered up by staff from the resort.

A cabby in his 70s was arrested for drink driving after leaving a trail of destruction in the wee hours of yesterday.

The episode happened at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) red zone carpark, which is closest to the casino and is meant for VIPs guests.

Shin Min Daily News reported that the cabby had parked at the Basement 1 carpark, which is accessible only to members of the RWS Genting Rewards programme.

The New Paper understands that the cabby drove his taxi into a total of nine cars located at different parts of the red zone.

The damaged vehicles included a van and two Mercedes sedans.

The impact was so great that it ripped off the taxi's front bumper. Multiple car alarms alerted people to the drama.

The Comfort cab came to a halt only after it crashed into a carpark gantry. No one was hurt in the series of collisions.

A police spokesman said the incident happened at around 2am, and officers arrested the cab driver for suspected drink driving at the scene.

He has since been released on bail.

Most of the damaged cars had been towed away when TNP visited the carpark yesterday afternoon.

Only one car, a grey BMW 7-series sedan with scratches on its front bumper, remained at the scene.

The car was covered up, and had a sign with the contact details of the carpark's duty manager attached to its hood.

It is not known if the cabby had visited the casino.

A statement from RWS said that the resort "has provided assistance to the affected car owners". The company would not elaborate further.

The age limit for the taxi drivers' vocational licence is 75.

When contacted, a spokesman for ComfortDelGro said it is working with the police.

Its group corporate communications officer, Ms Tammy Tan, said: "Drinking and driving is something we do not condone. We are horrified by the actions of our driver.

"He has been suspended with immediate effect."


This article was first published on December 20, 2014.
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