The man that led police on a dramatic high speed chase through the KPE and ECP on Monday evening has been charged in court. Yesterday, the driver of the Mazda 3 involved in the car chase, Soh Seng Tze was charged in court for the offences that include dangerous driving, speeding and failing to stop when ordered by a police officer.
Soh, 31, also faces charges for speeding while on the KPE towards TPE at about 7.55pm that day. He allegedly drove his car at speeds of 110kmh even though the speed limit there was 80kmh.
When he reached the TPE, Soh failed to stop his vehicle even after being ordered to do so by Staff Sergeant Ang Kok Yong. Soh, who is self-employed was driving while his license was disqualified and without insurance coverage.
Soh, then drove in a dangerous manner at speeds of up to 185kmh. According to reports, he was driving in a dangerous manner on the TPE, ECP and Marina Boulevard where he crashed into a police bike.
Even after the collision, Soh did not heed police orders to stop and continued driving with a police car in pursuit. He finally ended up at a carpark on Prince Edward Road where he drove into the police car and stopped.
Soh also faces charges for failing to stop and render assistance after hitting the two police vehicles. Besides the traffic offences, Soh also faces charges for being absent without official leave from his national service duties with the SCDF from November 2011 to March this year.
Soh was offered bail of $20,000 and will be back in court on April 18.
First time offenders convicted of dangerous driving can be jailed up to a year and fined a maximum of $3,000.