2 men charged over illegal street racing along Seletar Link

The Audi driven by Sugath Lum Wai Yuen, who was charged on Wednesday (July 13) with taking part in illegal street racing along Seletar Link.
The Audi driven by Sugath Lum Wai Yuen, who was charged on Wednesday (July 13) with taking part in illegal street racing along Seletar Link.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE/FACEBOOK
The Mercedes driven by Jandej Goh, who was charged on Wednesday (July 13) with taking part in illegal street racing along Seletar Link.
The Mercedes driven by Jandej Goh, who was charged on Wednesday (July 13) with taking part in illegal street racing along Seletar Link.PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Two men, aged 20 and 30, were charged on Wednesday (July 13) for taking part in illegal racing along Seletar Link, police said.

The Straits Times understands that the incident happened at about 1.30am on July 26 last year.

During an operation conducted by the traffic police, both men were arrested for driving their vehicles at about 170kmh along Seletar Link towards Seletar North Link, police said in a Facebook post.

The speed limit for the road is 50kmh.

The men charged are Jandej Goh, 20, and Sugath Lum Wai Yuen, 30. Lum was understood to be driving an Audi, while Goh was driving a Mercedes.

Goh was also charged with speeding at 179kmh in a 50kmh speed zone. Their cases will be mentioned on Aug 24.

Lum  was represented by Ms Diana Ngiam, while Goh had no lawyer. 

Motorists found guilty of taking part in an "unauthorised speed trial" can be jailed up to six months and fined between $1,000 and $2,000 for the first offence.

Re-offenders can be jailed up to a year and fined between $2,000 and $3,000.

The vehicles involved may be forfeited, police said.

"Traffic police take a stern view of such dangerous road behaviour as it puts the lives of the drivers and other road users at risk," the police said.