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Driver nabbed after high-speed chase from Punggol to Shenton Way

Published on Mar 26, 2013 8:57 PM
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A 15km high-speed chase took place yesterday night from Punggol to Shenton Way, as a speeding driver tried to outrun the traffic police. He was eventually cornered and arrested for driving rashly, and under disqualification. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN

A 31-year old Singaporean driver had two police vehicles hot on his wheels in a 15km high-speed chase on Monday night, which spanned from around Punggol West to Shenton Way. He was eventually nabbed for driving while under disqualification, and for his rash act.

The police had been conducting an operation along the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) when the man's car whizzed past. He was found to be speeding, but did not stop when signalled to do so by the police. Instead, he stepped on the gas and sped off.

The police began their pursuit, which started along the KPE around Punggol West and moved to the East Coast Parkway (ECP). The chase ended after the car turned into a carpark along Prince Edward Road around Shenton Way, and the driver found himself cornered by the two police vehicles.

His car finally came to a halt after colliding with the police car. Police investigations are ongoing.