Driver, 21, in alleged Sims Avenue hit-and-run charged with driving someone else’s car without licence

Driver, 21, in alleged Sims Avenue hit-and-run charged with driving someone else's car without licence

SINGAPORE: A 21- yr- older man who was arrested over an reported strike- and- run incident that flung two pedestrians into the air along Sims Avenue was charged in court on Monday ( Mar 25 ).

The fees allege that Zachary Chin Jia Le was driving somebody else’s vehicles without consent and when he did not have a licence.

The cost sheets likewise state that he has prior convictions in June 2022 for driving without a valid licensing and driving without due care and attention.

Chin was handed a total of seven claims over the incident that occurred around 11.40pm on Saturday along Sims Avenue, towards Sims Avenue East.

These include failing to keep a proper prowl while driving, driving a car without a licence or comprehensive, failing to stop after a traffic crash and driving off with another person’s vehicle.

Chin collided with two pedestrians who were crossing the road, flinging them into the heat and causing them to experience severe upset, according to cost sheets, a policeman statement and footage online.

The 51- year- old and and 32- year- old woman were taken to hospital and were warded for treatment, while Chin allegedly fled.

The traffic police identified him through police cameras and video footage from a witness and arrested him on Sunday.

Chin did not make any indication of how he would plead in court on Monday.

The case was adjourned to April for him to engage counsel and for the prosecution to complete investigations.

Of the penalties he faces among the mix of traffic offences, the longest potentially are for driving without a valid licence.

He can be jailed up to four years, fined up to S$ 10, 000, or both for this offence as a repeat offender.