Lorry driver, 31, arrested for driving against traffic in Geylang

He was allegedly drunk.

Syahindah Ishak | October 24, 2019, 06:26 PM

A lorry driver was recently caught on video driving against the flow of traffic near Lorong 27A Geylang.

The video was posted on Facebook by one Jenson Ta on Oct. 20.

Ignored help

In the footage, a few people were seen approaching the driver to alert him of his actions.

Other drivers were also honking at him.

Despite this, he continued driving against traffic.

The lorry's headlights are also not turned on.

Possibly drunk

In his post, Ta said that the incident happened at around 10.24pm.

The driver was apparently also scolding those who tried to warn him.

Ta also added that the man might be drunk.

AsiaOne reported that the lorry is a Toyota Dyna.

Driver arrested

Responding to Mothership queries, police confirmed that a 31-year-old man has been arrested for dangerous driving.

Investigations are ongoing.

According to Road Traffic Act, the driver may get six demerit points for driving against the flow of traffic as indicated by traffic signs.

If found guilty of reckless driving, he may face up to S$5,000 fine and/or up to 12 months of imprisonment.

For second time or subsequent offences, offenders may face up to S$10,000 and/or up to two years of imprisonment.

Top photos via FB/Jenson Ta.