Woman who drove Mercedes car against traffic at Upper Cross St arrested, licence suspended

(SCREENCAP: SG Road Vigilante/Facebook)
(SCREENCAP: SG Road Vigilante/Facebook)

SINGAPORE — The 32-year-old woman who was filmed driving against the flow of traffic has been arrested with her licence suspended, said the police on Monday (9 September).

The police previously said on Sunday that the woman was assisting them with investigations, after clips of the incident went viral online.

The police were alerted at about 10.24pm on Friday to a case of dangerous driving along Upper Cross Street in the direction of South Bridge Road.

No injuries were reported in the incident and police investigations are ongoing.

Various videos posted on Facebook showed a black Mercedes Benz being driven down Upper Cross Street in the leftmost lane against the flow of traffic.

One video showed the same vehicle resting against an overground box and mounted on the pavement outside Chinatown Point.

A man in a red shirt could be seen opening the car’s door and speaking to the female driver, who exits the vehicle and appears to strike at the man.

She was heard swearing in Hokkien before re-entering the car. As of 8pm, videos posted on Facebook group SG Road Vigilante gathered over 5,300 shares and over 400 comments.

Separately, a video of the incident posted on the Facebook page gathered some 128,000 views and had been shared more than 850 times.

A search of the vehicle’s license plate number on the One Motoring website showed that its road tax expired on 27 July.

It is an offence to use a vehicle on the roads without valid road tax.

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