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Motorist fined and banned for causing fatal accident

Published on Dec 20, 2012 4:58 PM
 
Wong Yew Foo failed to keep a proper lookout for an elderly cyclist and caused his death through his negligence was fined $10,000 and banned from driving for four years on Thursday. --ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A motorist who failed to keep a proper lookout for an elderly cyclist and caused his death through his negligence was fined $10,000 and banned from driving for four years on Thursday.

Salesman Wong Yew Foo, 38, was also fined another $2,500 and banned from driving for two years for drink driving along Jalan Bukit Merah on April 4 this year when the accident happened.

A court heard that Wong had dinner with his friends at a coffeeshop in Geylang that evening. They ordered a total of six bottles of beer, of which Wong consumed two.

He left at about 8.45pm and took one of his friends home in his car.

 
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