Maserati driver charged over hit-and-run that injured Traffic Police officer

Lee Cheng Yan, 34, was charged on Saturday (18 November) morning for committing a rash act that caused grievous hurt. (PHOTO: SPF)

A 34-year-old man has been arrested over a hit-and-run incident in Bedok on Friday (17 November) that injured an on-duty Traffic Police (TP) officer.

Lee Cheng Yan was charged with committing a rash act that caused grievous hurt at the State Courts on Saturday morning.

At about 9.20pm on Friday night, the 26-year-old TP officer had stopped Lee’s white Maserati along Bedok Reservoir Road while conducting enforcement checks. When the officer approached Lee’s car, the driver suddenly accelerated towards the officer, said a statement from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Saturday.

The officer suffered multiple injuries and was conveyed to hospital for treatment. Lee’s car was later found abandoned at Cedar Road and he was subsequently arrested at a HDB unit on Geylang Bahru Road.

A video posted on Facebook by user Yan Han shows Lee’s vehicle driving off from the incident scene. In the process, the car is seen speeding in traffic, cutting into an oncoming lane and beating a red light.

According to media reports, Yan was a pillion rider on his friend’s motorcycle when they witnessed the hit-and-run and decided to give chase to Lee’s vehicle. They lost sight of the Maserati around Wan Tho Avenue but a TP motorcycle officer had caught up with them by then and continued the pursuit.

If convicted Lee faces up to four years in jail, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

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