Businessman accused of fatal AYE accident out on bail

Lim Chai Heng, accused of causing death by dangerous driving at Ayer Raja Expressway (AYE), arrives at the State Courts.
Lim Chai Heng, accused of causing death by dangerous driving at Ayer Raja Expressway (AYE), arrives at the State Courts.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Lim Chai Heng arriving at the State Courts on Feb 16, 2017.
Lim Chai Heng arriving at the State Courts on Feb 16, 2017. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - The businessman allegedly behind the fatal accident along the Ayer Rajah Expressway is now out on a bail of $50,000, a district court heard on Thursday (Feb 16).

Lim Chai Heng, 53, was released from remand at Changi Prison on Monday (Feb 13).

Lim is accused of driving against the flow of traffic along the Ayer Rajah Expressway on Dec 19 which caused the death of Mr Liong Kuo Hua, 37.

He was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder on Jan 3.

Mr Liong, who was also known as Jackie, was an actor who had appeared in several films, television programmes and commercials.

 

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

On Thursday, a police prosecutor told District Judge Christopher Goh that the police have completed their investigation.

They are now waiting for the forensic and vehicle damage reports.

Lim's pre-trial conference will be held at the High Court on March 14.

If convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, he can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.

He cannot be caned as he is above 50 years old.