Motorist nabbed after high-speed police chase

A motorist has been arrested following a 15km high-speed police chase.

The 31-year-old was spotted doing 20kmh more than the speed limit by officers conducting an operation on the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).

Instead of stopping when they signalled him to do so, he stepped on the gas and whizzed off.

A police car and motorcycle pursued his vehicle - believed to be a Mazda - along the KPE around Punggol West before the chase moved onto the East Coast Parkway.

The pursuit came to a close when the motorist turned into a carpark in Prince Edward Road, around Shenton Way.

According to Shin Min Daily News, an eyewitness saw the vehicle circling the carpark and looking for a way out.

But as the police motorcycle and car approached, the driver realised he was cornered. His vehicle finally came to a halt after colliding with the police car.

Realising the game was up, the driver got out of his car but even then he resisted arrest. During a brief struggle, he suffered abrasions on his arms and legs. One of his knees was reported to have been bleeding. The suspect was nabbed for driving under disqualification and for his rash act.

The Straits Times understands there were no collisions with other vehicles during the chase at 8pm on Monday night.

A police spokesman said the officers had exercised due care and avoided any risk caused to members of the public during the pursuit. Police investigations are ongoing.

brynasim@sph.com.sg

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