Man who drove rashly to evade arrest and injured two police officers to be charged

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving in a rash manner. PHOTOS: Singapore Police Force)
A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving in a rash manner. PHOTOS: Singapore Police Force)

SINGAPORE — A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving in a rash manner that caused two police officers to be injured, and drug-related offences, the police said on Monday (28 December).

The man was also wanted by the police for absconding from bail for an outstanding case of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon and driving whilst under disqualification, and by the Central Narcotics Bureau for failing to report for urine test and for drug consumption.

He will be charged in court on Wednesday with two counts of rash act causing hurt. If convicted, he may be jailed up to one year, or with a maximum $5,000 fine, or with both.

On Monday, at about 4am, the police were preparing to apprehend the man at an open-space carpark along Bukit Batok Street 33.

Officers engaged the man but he refused to comply and tried to escape in his car. In the process, the man hit seven parked vehicles and a police vehicle.

Two police officers were injured by the man during the incident and were conveyed conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. The officers have been discharged after receiving treatment for their injuries.

Following an island-wide operation, the police arrested the man in a unit at Blk 257 Jurong East Street 24.

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