Singapore—A woman who was caught driving against traffic on two videos that went viral last weekend has been arrested for dangerous driving, and her driving license has been suspended.
She was reported on Monday, September 9, to be assisting in police investigations.
The 32-year-old woman drove a black Mercedes-Benz car against traffic in Upper Cross Street on Friday night, September 6.
At 10:24 that night, the police received notice of the woman’s reckless driving at Upper Cross Street in the direction of South Bridge Road.
Fortunately, her offence caused no injuries.
Sharp-eyed netizens quickly posted video clips of the young woman, who has yet to be named publicly, on two public Facebook groups, Singapore Road Accident and ROADS.sg. By Friday night, both clips had gone viral and garnered thousands of shares.
In the clip shared by Singapore Road Accident, the young woman alights from her vehicle, a black Mercedes Benz, and seems to get into an argument with a pedestrian, wherein she can be heard cursing in Hokkien.
The video then cuts to where she goes into the main road headed against traffic, first making her way slowly and then speeding up.
The video on ROADS.sg shows the car the woman was driving at a standstill, while the car whose lane she occupies and who has the right of way, maneuvers around her and tries to get around her.
The clip was uploaded by netizen Benjamin Tan, who wrote, Driving against traffic despite multiple warnings
“This crazy female Mercedes driver of SLA6055E was probably intoxicated. Pedestrians knocked on her door multiple times warning her but she ignored them. Front white car also tried to block her but to no avail. She was determined to drive her car towards South Bridge Road in this one-way road(Upper Cross Street) in front of Hotel 81. She sped off all the way against traffic after passing my car.”
In the video, the woman’s vehicle is surrounded by concerned and curious onlookers, some of whom look like they’re trying to help her out, while others simply observe.
To make matters worse, ROADS.sg posted a screenshot that showed that the road tax of the Mercedes Benz had also expired on July 2019, without renewal. The caption read, “Now we’re doubtful if there is any valid car insurance at this time.”
According to the police, they received an alert to a case of dangerous driving in Upper Cross Street in the direction of South Bridge Road at 10:24 pm on Friday.
Media outfit mothership.sg reported that the woman is assisting with investigations, quoting the police as saying, “On 6 September 2019 at 10.24pm, the Police were alerted to a case of dangerous driving along Upper Cross Street towards South Bridge Road. No injuries were reported. A 32-year-old woman is assisting with Police investigations.”/ TISG