Remy Ong issues statement to SPCA

A local news source said today that national bowler Remy Ong has issued a statement to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Ms Corinne Fong, executive director of SPCA, told the news source that the association wanted a clearer understanding of what happened.

She also said that the SPCA will work with the police on the matter and forward all evidence to the authorities.

Ong allegedly ran over a stray dog yesterday with his black Porsche Boxster while exiting the National Service Resort and Country Club in Changi.

He told local media that he did see a dog as he was driving round a bend and heard "a light sound", but did not feel any impact or see the body of the dog in front of his vehicle.

"If I knew that I had hit the dog then, I would have stopped the car immediately," he said. He returned to the scene because he felt uneasy and that "something was not right".

Under the Road Traffic Act, drivers have to stop and help after an accident, if an animal is injured. Failure to do so draws a fine of up to $3,000 or a jail term of up to a year.

The police are investigating the accident.

paullim@sph.com.sg


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