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Motorist involved in high-speed chase faces eight charges

A self-employed man was charged in a traffic court on Thursday with seven traffic offences including speeding, dangerous driving and driving under disqualification.

Song Seng Tze, 31, is accused of driving at 110kmh in excess of the 80kmh speed limit along Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway on Monday evening. He allegedly failed to stop when ordered by a uniformed police officer along Tampines Expressway (TPE); drove dangerously at high speed from the TPE to East Coast Parkway right up to Marina Boulevard where he hit a stationary police motorcycle and two police cars.

He is also accused of driving while he was under a 10-year driving ban imposed from July 2010; driving without insurance coverage; failing to stop when his car was involved in a collision with the police cars; and failing to render assistance.

An eighth charge states that he was absent from his full-time national service duties at Singapore Civil Defence without leave from November 2011 to March this year. Bail of $20,000 was allowed. His next court date is on April 18.