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Gurmit Singh Apologises On IG After Getting Fined & Banned From Driving For 3 Months For Speeding

The 56-year-old was caught for speeding on April 12 and was sentenced in court today (Jun 8).

The 56-year-old was caught for speeding on April 12 and was sentenced in court today (Jun 8).

The 56-year-old was caught for speeding on April 12 and was sentenced in court today (Jun 8).

Gurmit Singh was fined $800 and banned from driving for three months today (Jun 8) after he pled guilty to one count under the Road Traffic Act for exceeding the speed limit while driving a vehicle.

According to CNA, the 56-year-old was caught for speeding at 131km/h on April 12. He was travelling along Woodlands Avenue 12 towards Seletar Expressway at about 9.30pm. As the speed limit for that road is 70km/h, Gurmit was travelling at a speed that was almost double the limit.

A Straits Times report added that Gurmit is believed to have been driving an Audi A8 L, a luxury sedan that was released only recently”.

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When he appeared in court, Gurmit said that he noticed his car making a flapping sound” when he was on his way to fetch his 18-year-old son, Elliott, from the workplace he was interning at. Gurmit later realised that the sound was only audible when he drove above 100km/h.

On their way home, Gurmit exceeded the speed limit as he “wanted [his son] to hear the same sound”.

He added that this was a “one-off incident” and that he’s not a “reckless driver”.

In her sentencing, the judge noted that Gurmit could have endangered his son’s life, as well as his own.

A few hours after his case was heard in court, Gurmit took to his Instagram to post a short video message, in which he apologised for his actions.

“Hi everyone. You may or may not have heard about the news, but I just want to say that I’m sorry, and I hope to do better. Take care.” he said.

He also wrote this caption: “I will do better to be a better driver/rider. Take care.”

Gurmit is the second local celeb in recent months to make the news for committing a traffic-related offence. Former Mediacorp actor Shane Pow was also charged in court for his second drink driving offence in April this year.

Photos: Try Sutrisno Foo​​​​​​​/CNA, Gurmit Singh/Instagram

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