Singaporean insurance agent charged after drink-driving incident

Suspect was behind the wheel of a car that hit pedestrians, sending one victim to the ICU

Singaporean insurance agent charged after drink-driving incident

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

A 41-year-old Singapore insurance agent was charged with drink driving for allegedly being involved in a crash that injured four pedestrians.

Lim Kwong Fei was behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz that crashed into pedestrians along Tanjong Pajar Road on Thursday evening.

According to a report by Channel News Asia, four individuals – three Singaporean and one Australian – were injured. All four were rushed to Singapore General Hospital after the incident.

The report listed the injured Lim Yew Beng, 56; his daughter Merlyn, 23; Naylin Tun, 29; and Martin Guillian Faron, 40. The 56-year-old was sent to the ICU for brain bleeding, while his daughter suffered lacerations and abrasions. Tun had a nasal fracture, while Faron received a spinal injury.

There were multiple witnesses to the accident, which happened at around 6.30pm outside Amara Hotel.

Lim, who was arrested on the scene, appeared in court the next day after spending a night under custody. He has yet to enter a plea to the charge.

Lim could spend up to six months in jail and be fined up to SGD5,000 for the drink-driving charge. A police prosecutor has said he may face additional charges.

Repeat drink-driving offenders can be jailed for up to 12 months, and face fines up to SGD10,000.

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