Man, 51, arrested for drink-driving after car caught on video swerving erratically along CTE

The car was tailed for 20 minutes.

Belmont Lay| October 14, 01:09 PM

A video uploaded by on Oct. 13, 2019, which showed a car swerving erratically along the Central Expressway (CTE) and having trouble keeping to one lane, has led to an arrest.

The police said on Oct. 14 that a 51-year-old man has been arrested for drink-driving.

According to the police, they were alerted to the incident on Oct. 8, just after midnight.

The full police statement said:

On 8 October 2019 at 12.12am, the Police were alerted to a case of a person driving dangerously along CTE towards Woodlands. A 51-year-old man was subsequently arrested for drink-driving. Police investigations are ongoing.

Here is the video:

What video showed

According to the video that was recorded by a fellow driver, the Honda Shuttle Hybrid was travelling on the CTE with the headlights off.

The caption accompanying the video uploaded onto YouTube contained details about what happened.

It said that the driver who took the video insisted on following the car that was travelling on the road erratically to record what was happening, as well as warn other drivers to stay clear.

The video showed many other motorists flashing their high beam lights at the Honda Shuttle Hybrid as it braked and swerved out of its lane repeatedly.

Punctured tyre

According to the driver who made the recording, the Honda Shuttle Hybrid at one point drove over a kerb along Yio Chu Kang Road and punctured a front tyre.

The driver was also accused of using his mobile phone while driving.

The Honda Shuttle Hybrid was tailed for a total of 20 minutes until it reached Sengkang and that was when the driver's face was captured on camera at the multi-storey car park.

The punctured front wheel was also seen on video.

The video also showed the Honda Shuttle Hybrid driver being confronted and asked if he had been drinking.

The Honda Shuttle Hybrid driver repeatedly denied it.

The driver who tailed the car also claimed that the Honda Shuttle Hybrid driver reeked of alcohol.

The Honda Shuttle Hybrid driver then kept shouting vulgarities.

Police alerted

Another person at the multi-storey car park at that time then stepped in and assisted by calling the police.

The Honda Shuttle Hybrid driver then left the passenger side windows open and went home.

This was after he had hit a pillar as the car reversed into motorcycle lots, the video caption also said.

The video also claimed that the police did not arrest the man.

What to do in such cases

Anyone with information on such incidents can file a report with the police at any Neighbourhood Police Centre/ Post (NPC/NPP) or online via the ‘E-FEEDBACK ON ROAD USERS’ portal.

Traffic violations can also be reported via the I-Witness portal.

Original videos of traffic violations recorded using in-vehicle cameras can also be submitted as evidence.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.