SINGAPORE: A motorist who had had more than half a bottle of cognac tried to dodge a police roadblock by driving against the flow of traffic on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE). On Wednesday (Nov 22) Lam Chen Wee, 27, was sentenced to four weeks' jail, barred from driving for three years and fined S$2,700.
For his drink driving offence, he was slapped with another 14-month driving ban.
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Consuming alcohol before driving increases the risk of a crash as well as a likelihood that death or serious injury will result. Passing a drink-driving law and enforcing it can reduce the number of road deaths by 20%. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION: NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.
Coroner Bay said these tragic deaths underscored the consequences and tragic costs of disregarding the advice to avoid driving any vehicle after drinking.
The message should be crystal clear that drinking large amounts of alcohol is “utterly incompatible with safe driving”, he added.
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