SINGAPORE - A Malaysian woman who tailgated a car in front of her to breach the Woodlands Checkpoint was charged in court on Thursday (July 2).
Chong Jing Jing, 34, faces three charges under the Immigration Act for failing to stop her vehicle for immigration clearance, failing to present her passport for examination and obstructing the duty of the immigration officer.
Upon her arrest, she was found to have been trying to travel with expired travel documents.
Chong had driven her Malaysia-registered pink Perodua Axia past immigration clearance at about 5.10am on Tuesday (June 30) without stopping. An officer activated the alarm and the Arrival Car Zone within the checkpoint was immediately locked down.
When officers requested her to switch off the engine and unlock the doors of her vehicle, Chong refused to comply. Officers had to smash the vehicle's front and rear passenger windows to escort her out.
The prosecution has ordered for the woman to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for psychiatric assessment.
The case will be up for mention in court again on July 16.
Any person who fails to stop for immigration clearance will face a jail term of up to six months, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.