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6 days’ jail for sleepy delivery driver who drove 1.2km on park connector after running red light

6 days’ jail for sleepy delivery driver who drove 1.2km on park connector after running red light
A delivery driver was jailed six days on Wednesday (Sept 21) and disqualified from driving for 15 months after running a red light at a road junction in Ang Mo Kio, then driving along a public park connector for 1.2km.

Muhammad Ibrahim Abdullah fell asleep at the wheel of his company van that afternoon after starting work at 10.30pm the previous day.

This happened at about 12.30pm on April 19, 2020 during the Covid-19 circuit breaker period, when movements and activities were restricted at the height of the pandemic.

Ibrahim, 27, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a single charge under the Penal Code — driving in a rash manner on a public way.

The court heard that Ibrahim began his work as a lorry driver for his first job around 10.30pm on April 18, 2020.

He worked until 6.30am the next day before starting his delivery driver job at 8am. He worked for gourmet grocery store MarketStall at the time.

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