Man, 18, allegedly drives BMW without licence & crashes into Punggol Way divider after traffic police chase

No valid insurance as well.

Alfie Kwa | May 24, 2021, 12:29 PM

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An 18-year-old man was caught in Punggol after he allegedly drove without a licence and sped away from the Traffic Police, only to eventually crash into a divider.

Police said in a statment that the incident occurred on May 22, at about 12am, following a patrol along Seletar Expressway (SLE) towards Tampines Expressway (TPE) by the Traffic Police.

They signalled for the driver in a blue BWM to stop his car by the roadside so that they can conduct a check.

Instead, the driver sped off.

The officers chased the car but the pursuit came to a halt when the car crashed into a central divider along Punggol Way.

Image via SG Road Vigilante.

Footage of the chase has been put up online.

A 21-year-old male passenger was conveyed to the hospital after the accident.

The male driver was arrested for careless driving causing grievous hurt.

The driver is also under investigations for driving without a valid driving license, using a motor vehicle without insurance coverage, driving without owner's consent and other traffic-related offences.

Police investigations are still ongoing.


If found guilty of dangerous driving, the driver could be jailed for up to a year, fined up to S$5,000, or both, with repeat offences carrying double the maximum penalty.

The penalties for those driving without a licence will face up to three years imprisonment and an S$10,000 fine for their first offence, and a six-year imprisonment and an S$20,000 fine for their second offence.

If  found guilty for driving a motor vehicle in Singapore without insurance coverage, the driver shall be fined up to S$1,000 and  imprisonment for a term of up to three months.

The penalties for driver who takes and drives away any motor vehicle without having the consent of the owner shall be liable a fine up to S$1,000 or to imprisonment for a term up to three months.

Image via Ah Siong's Facebook.