26-year-old man arrested for drink driving after car flips over in Hougang

A grey Honda turned turtle near the junction of Buangkok Green and Hougang Avenue 4 on Sunday morning (Feb 4). PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A 26-year-old man was arrested for suspected drink driving after an accident in Hougang on Sunday morning (Feb 4).

The accident involved the man's grey Honda, which was seen overturned near the junction of Buangkok Green and Hougang Avenue 4.

A police spokesman said they were alerted to the accident at 5.25am and arrested the driver for suspected drink driving.

The Straits Times understands that the driver had skidded before crashing into a directional sign.

He was not injured and managed to crawl out of the overturned vehicle on his own.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it dispatched a fire engine, an ambulance and a support vehicle to the scene, but its assistance was not required.

Police investigations are ongoing

If convicted, drink drivers will lose their driving licences and be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months.

Repeat offenders may be punished with a maximum fine of $30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years. They may receive up to six strokes of the cane if death or serious injury has occurred.

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