Singaporean actor Shane Pow charged for drink driving

Singaporean actor Shane Pow. (PHOTOS: Facebook / Shane Pow, Wan Ting Koh)
Singaporean actor Shane Pow. (PHOTOS: Facebook / Shane Pow, Wan Ting Koh)

SINGAPORE — Actor Shane Pow Xun Ping was charged in court on Thursday (22 April) with one count of drink driving.

Pow, 30, who starred in Mediacorp police drama C.L.I.F 5, was charged under the Road Traffic Act for having a proportion of alcohol in his body that exceeded the prescribed limit.

Dressed in black, Pow arrived at the State Courts at around 10am but did not enter. He walked away only to return some 20 minutes later with two lawyers flanking him.

According to his charge sheet, he committed the alleged offence on the night of 17 September last year while driving a van along Java Road towards the direction of Nicoll Highway.

At the time, Pow had no less than 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath, according to court documents. This exceeded the prescribed limit of 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

Pow was also convicted on 30 July 2014 of an offence of drink driving under the same Act. He was fined $1,500 and disqualified from driving for a year for this offence. He is currently represented by lawyer S S Dhillon and will return to court on 3 June.

The Mediacorp actor was talent-spotted in the 2011 Singapore Manhunt finals. He has since starred in popular dramas such as When Duty Calls in 2018 and Mister Flower, which aired last year.

Yahoo News Singapore has reached out to Mediacorp for comment.

If convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol for a second time, Pow faces a mandatory jail term of up to two years and a fine of between $5,000 and $20,000. He also faces a driving ban of at least five years.

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