27-year-old British national charged with crossing F1 race track on Sunday

Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, who allegedly committed a rash act on Sept 20 to endanger safety of F1 drivers in the Singapore Grand Prix, was charged on Tuesday.
Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, who allegedly committed a rash act on Sept 20 to endanger safety of F1 drivers in the Singapore Grand Prix, was charged on Tuesday. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A man was charged in court on Tuesday (Sept 22) with committing a rash act by crossing the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix track on Sunday while the race was on.

No plea was taken from Briton Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27.

He is accused of the rash act to endanger the safety of the Formula One drivers involved in the race near Turn 13 along Esplanade Drive at about 9pm that day.

 
 

The prosecution sought an adjournment to finalise investigation. Deputy Public Prosecutor Marshall Lim said fresh charges may be submitted against him.

Bail of $15,000 was offered.

Mr Lim said the bailor could be a Singaporean or a consular officer from the British High Commission.

Asked by the court, he said the embassy has been informed.

Yogvitam's passport has been impounded. He told the court that the bail sum was too high for him and he is currently not working.

The case will be mentioned on Oct 6.

If convicted, he could be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500.