Man involved in 2 hit-&-run accidents at Geylang Bahru & St George’s Rd arrested

He is also suspected to be involved in drug trafficking.

Matthias Ang | November 10, 2019, 04:32 PM

A man who was wanted by the police for his involvement in two hit-and-run accidents along Geylang Bahru and St George's Road has been arrested, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said.

Drug trafficking suspected

The police added that apart from the two accidents, the 37-year-old man is also suspected to be involved in drug trafficking.

He was arrested along Sing Joo Walk on Nov. 8, with substances suspected to be controlled drugs found both on his being, and during a subsequent search at a residential unit along Sing Joo Walk.

Suffered a fit during arrest

The police said the man had also suffered a fit during the time of his arrest, which resulted in the immediate activation of an ambulance to send him to Changi General Hospital.

His condition has since stabilised, and he was charged at the hospital on Nov. 9 with trafficking in Class A controlled drugs.

What happened

The police said they were alerted to two cases of hit-and-run accidents along Geylang Bahru Road and St George’s Road at 11:32am on Nov. 6.

Preliminary investigations showed that the suspect's car had first hit a taxi along Geylang Bahru Road towards Bendemeer Road, then collided with another parked car at the vicinity of Block 22 St George’s Road afterwards.

The male driver abandoned the car after the second accident and fled.

He was subsequently identified by the Central Police Division and Central Narcotics Bureau through ground enquiries and the use of CCTV images, which resulted in his arrest on Nov. 8.

Investigations are currently ongoing.

Top image collage from SPF