SINGAPORE - A man involved in an accident in Woodlands on Monday (Jan 9) morning allegedly punched a policeman, flashed his middle fingers at officers, and ran from them before being caught.
A grey Honda allegedly ran into the back of a lorry at the junction of Admiralty Road and Riverside Road, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Tuesday (Jan 10).
While giving his statement to the traffic police, the driver of the car allegedly started lashing out with his fists and then ran off.
As he ran, the driver turned to flash middle fingers at the four policemen chasing him.
After about half a kilometre, the man slowed down and was subdued by the police.
The police told The Straits Times on Tuesday that they were alerted to the accident at 10.23am.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force told ST it dispatched one ambulance to the scene after being alerted at 10.07am.
The lorry driver and his passenger, both men, were taken conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
"The 24-year-old car driver was subsequently arrested in relation to the case," said the police spokesman.
The police will be charging the man for allegedly assaulting a police officer as he was being arrested, said the police in a news release on Tuesday evening.
"While traffic police officers were arresting the male car driver for his suspected involvement in traffic and drug-related offences, the man resisted and punched one of the officers," according to the press statement.
The man will be charged with the offence of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty.
He can be jailed up to seven years, fined, caned, or a combination of these punishments.