SLE accident: Driver who fled scene arrested for drink driving

Shin Min Daily News

SINGAPORE - Police said on Friday (Jan 29) that a 20-year-old man was arrested for drink driving in relation to an accident that took place along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on Tuesday.

The car crashed into the lorry's rear, causing the latter to careen across two lanes before flipping onto its side and then landing upside down.

In a video clip captured by another motorist's dashboard camera, the car's driver could be seen exiting his vehicle and fleeing the scene.

The lorry's 56-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger were later sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for medical treatment.

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According to the police, the young man was arrested along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 at about 9.30am on the day of the accident.

He did not pass the Breath Evidential Analyser (BEA) test, and was believed to have driven the vehicle without a valid driving license or motor insurance.

He will be charged in court with the offences of drink driving, driving without a valid licence, hit-and-run, dangerous driving, as well as driving without a valid motor insurance.

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