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17-year-old boy arrested for drink-driving after hitting railing and tree, didn’t have licence

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Singapore – It was around 1 am on Wednesday (December 19) when Raj, who was having a few drinks at a coffee shop near Block 4 Tech Whye Avenue, heard a loud screeching of tires followed by a crashing sound. He quickly went out to check what had just happened. Luckily, the police were also alerted and they arrived in time to handle the situation.

What happened was a boy, only 17 years of age, was driving while intoxicated and lost control of the car. It swerved and hit the railing which separates the road in the middle, causing his front bumper to come loose. The car did a few more turns, hit the curb before finally coming to a halt on some bushes.

Upon investigation, the police find out that the boy was not only drink driving but also had no licence and the car he was driving might not be covered by insurance.

There will be multiple penalties that the youth will be facing such as a fine ranging from $1000 to $5000 for drink driving or he could serve 6 months jail time or be completely banned from driving because of his actions. Second, driving without a licence and being caught doing so can lead to a fine of $10,000 including serving time in prison for up to 3 years. Lastly, driving an uninsured vehicle has a penalty of 3 months in jail and a fine of $1000. In addition to this, violators will also be prohibited from getting a driver’s licence for 1 year from the time of the offense.

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The boy’s case will be handled by State Courts as he is above the age of 16. Further investigations are currently in place.

Many netizens sent their regards to the affected plants, in addition to showing their disappointment at the youth’s careless actions. Some of their reactions can be seen below:

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