Channel 8 celebrity faces charge of drink driving

Local actor Aloysius Pang was crowned the Best Newcomer at the 2015 Star Awards.
Local actor Aloysius Pang was crowned the Best Newcomer at the 2015 Star Awards.

Local celebrity Aloysius Pang Wei Chong faced a drink-driving charge in court yesterday.

The 26-year-old actor is accused of committing the offence in Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim towards Jurong Port Road at around 4.40am on Monday last week.

He allegedly had 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The prescribed limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

Pang, who was unrepresented in court, will be back in court on June 22.

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Just last year, he acted as a caregiving nurse on the Mediacorp Channel 8 drama, You Can Be An Angel 2.

But his career started much earlier as Pang is a former child star who acted in Channel 8 dramas when he was between nine and 14.

He later graduated with a diploma in management studies from Singapore Institute of Management and returned to acting in 2012, when he played a rich young man in the local film Timeless Love.

Pang was one of eight young male stars handpicked by Mediacorp to form the Eight Dukes - a new generation of celebrities.

In April 2015, he was crowned the Best Newcomer at its annual Star Awards ceremony.

If convicted of drink driving, Pang can be jailed for up to six months or fined between $1,000 and $5,000.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2017, with the headline 'Channel 8 celebrity faces charge of drink driving'. Print Edition | Subscribe