Black Maserati-driving NUS geography prof Henry Yeung Wai Chung, 50, charged for dangerous driving

He intends to plead guilty.

Belmont Lay| October 17, 12:01 PM

A geography professor from the National University of Singapore has been charged in court for dangerous driving.

Henry Yeung Wai Chung, 50, was charged on Wednesday, Oct. 17, more than a month after he was accused of committing the offence along Lorong Chuan on Sept. 7 at 1.15pm.

The police arrested him five days later.

Yeung, a China-born Singaporean, will be back in court on Nov. 5.

The court heard that Yeung intends to plead guilty to his offence.

Caused a backlash

The video showing the black Maserati driven by Yeung in a human life-endangering manner started a hunt for the driver's identity.

Once his identity was confirmed in the press, NUS proceeded to remove certain pages from its website that had congratulated Yeung for some of his academic achievements:

Members of the public turned up the heat on the professor as one of them even shot footage of the same black Maserati doing illegal stunts on Singapore's road:

No injuries

The police said no injuries were reported in the case and have urged all motorists to drive safely and strictly abide by traffic rules and regulations.

First-time offenders convicted of dangerous driving can be jailed for up to a year and fined up to S$5,000.

Repeat offenders can be jailed for up to two years and fined up to S$10,000.

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