Woman, 28, arrested after driving stolen lorry along Orchard Road and damaging vehicles

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old woman who was allegedly drunk drove a stolen lorry along Orchard Road in the early hours of Tuesday (Feb 21) morning.

Facebook user Edwin Teo said in a post on Tuesday that the woman took a lorry for a joy ride from Orchard Towers.

According to Mr Teo, she hit his bus, as well as taxis and a few cars on the way.

Mr Teo, a 32-year-old private bus driver, told The Straits Times on Tuesday that he had been in his car with a friend near Orchard Towers when he saw a woman try to open the door of a car.

It was locked, so she tried the door of the lorry. The lorry driver had left the door unlocked and was out for deliveries.

"She managed to open the door so she drove off," said Mr Teo.

She was swerving all over the road, he said, and hit at least five vehicles, spilling goods from the lorry on the road.

The driver returned and chased after the woman, getting into Mr Teo's car. The police later arrived and arrested the woman, he said. The ordeal lasted for under 30 minutes.

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to a case of motor vehicle theft at 4.56am on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the case. ST understands that no one was injured.

Police investigations are ongoing.

This article was first published on Feb 21, 2017.
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