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Drunk motorist gets 33 months' jail and 12-year ban over fatal accident in Woodlands

Published on Feb 13, 2014 5:59 PM
 
Nasri Anwar was sentenced to 33 months' jail and banned from driving for 12 years on Thursday, Feb 13, 2014, for causing the death of a taxi driver and a car washer, and injuring three others. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

A drunk motorist was sentenced to 33 months' jail and banned from driving for 12 years on Thursday for causing the death of a taxi driver and a car washer, and injuring three others.

Nasri Anwar, 31, pleaded guilty to causing the death of part-time cabby Ho Kat Cheong, 45, and Malaysian car washer Tan Teck Keong, 29, by dangerous driving along Woodlands Road at about 3.30am on June 29 last year.

He was travelling at about 95kmh when he applied his brakes while negotiating a bend, causing him to lose control of his Toyota sport utility vehicle which mounted a kerb, hit a road directional sign and a stationary taxi, as well as the two men standing there.

He also admitted injuring cabby Mok Poh Chiok, 52, car washers Chen Guotai, 34, a Chinese national, and Filipino Caro Elmer Leyson, 30, and drink driving, with his breath alcohol level almost twice the legal limit.

 
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