Case of man who defied attempt to stop his Bentley at school referred to AGC

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An incident involving a Bentley driver at Red Swastika School on 11 January, 2022. (SCREENGRAB: SGRV/Facebook)
An incident involving a Bentley driver at Red Swastika School on 11 January, 2022. (SCREENGRAB: SGRV/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — An incident involving a driver who allegedly threatened to run down a security officer outside Red Swastika School has been referred to the public prosecutor for a decision on the appropriate course of action, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.

In a written parliamentary response, Shanmugam said on Monday (4 April) that the police have completed investigations for a possible offence of rash act causing hurt against the 61-year-old driver in the incident that happened in January this year.

Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Raj Joshua Thomas had filed a question asking for an update on the incident.

In a viral video, the driver is seen trying to enter the school in a car while he was being stopped by the security officer. A passenger was standing outside the car holding a phone while talking to a school staff member.

The passenger then entered the Bentley while the driver began moving the car forward despite the security officer standing in front of it. The officer can be seen nearly losing his balance when the car was being driven. The staff member was also standing by the side of the car while it was moving.

Education Minister Chan Chun Sing has criticised the “unacceptable behaviour” of the driver for the “dangerous manoeuvres”, without specifying a location.

“This is not the way we should behave towards our security and school personnel who are performing their duties to keep our schools and our children safe,” Chan said in a Facebook post in January.

A person who is convicted of committing a rash act causing hurt faces a jail term of up to one year, or a maximum fine of $5,000, or both punishments.

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