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Man accused of drink-driving along CTE arrested

The road user who decided to follow the alleged drunk-driver and record the incident said, “He got into countless close calls with many vehicles on the road and ran a few red lights when he (exited) the highway. He also drove over a kerb along Yio Chu Kang Road, which punctured his tires.”

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A 51-year-old man suspected of drink driving in the early hours of October 8 has been arrested, according to the police.

Dashboard camera footage of a car swerving in and out of a traffic lane along the Central Expressway (CTE), near Braddell Road, was shared on the ROADS.sg Facebook group on Monday morning.

Another road user who saw the Honda said that they had their headlights off, and did not switch it on despite other road users trying to signal to them to do so.

The road user who decided to follow the alleged drunk-driver and record the incident said, “He got into countless close calls with many vehicles on the road and ran a few red lights when he (exited) the highway. He also drove over a kerb along Yio Chu Kang Road, which punctured his tires,” the post said, adding that the other driver was also using his mobile phone while driving.

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The driver who uploaded the video said they called the police and continued to tail the car, despite the police asking them not to do so.

After arriving at a car park in Sengkang, they said that the other driver allegedly smelled of alcohol and kept denying he was drunk.

“(Another) witness who was washing his car at the car park saw what happened and came over to help because the driver kept shouting vulgarities,” the post said.

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It also added: “The driver parked in a motorcycle lot and he hit the pillar as he was parking, he left his passenger side windows open and went home.”

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.
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