Lorry drives into motorcycle lane at Woodlands Checkpoint, driver arrested for taking drugs

The lorry drove into a motorcycle lane on Friday (Sept 29) morning.
The lorry drove into a motorcycle lane on Friday (Sept 29) morning.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A 36-year-old Singaporean man drove a lorry into a motorcycle lane at Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday (Sept 29) morning, damaging some fixtures.

The man was later arrested for suspected drug consumption, a spokesman for the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in response to queries from The Straits Times.

A photo sent to ST shows a grey lorry wedged into the small lane.

The man had driven his vehicle into the lane, at the departure zone of Woodlands Checkpoint, at about 5am, the ICA spokesman said.

He damaged a metal fence and displaced a signboard, but no injuries were reported.

The lorry was removed at about 10.50am.

The case has been handed over to the Central Narcotics Bureau for further investigations.

"Errant drivers pose dangers not only to themselves but to other road users too," said ICA. "The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and the police take a serious view on such drivers and do not condone their irresponsible road behaviour."