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Driver seen pushing Bentley against school security officer to be charged, along with son who is car owner

SINGAPORE — The authorities will be charging two men on Wednesday (May 11) over an incident at Red Swastika School in Bedok North, where the driver of a Bentley car was caught on video pushing against a security officer.

Driver seen pushing Bentley against school security officer to be charged, along with son who is car owner

A screenshot from a video showing a security officer and a staff member of Red Swastika School preventing a car from entering the school compound.

SINGAPORE — The authorities will be charging two men on Wednesday (May 11) over an incident at Red Swastika School in Bedok North, where the driver of a Bentley car was caught on video pushing against a security officer.

In a joint statement on Tuesday night, the Singapore Police Force and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that the 61-year-old driver and his 28-year-old son — who is the owner of the Bentley — will face charges for their suspected involvement in the incident, which happened on Jan 11.

The police received a report that day at about 11.40am of a car driver who was allegedly endangering the safety of a security guard at the school.

They then arrested the car driver for rash act causing hurt at about 3.35pm later that day.

Follow-up investigations by the police and LTA found that the vehicle’s number plate was purportedly altered, and the driver had driven the vehicle without insurance coverage.

The authorities said that the 61-year-old man will be charged with committing a rash act causing hurt and with driving a vehicle without insurance coverage.

The son will be charged with altering the car's licence plate number and permitting another person to use a vehicle without insurance coverage.

Those convicted of the offence of a rash act causing hurt can be jailed up to one year or fined up to S$5,000, or both.

Anyone found to have altered a vehicle’s licence plate number may face a jail term of up to one year or be fined up to S$5,000, or both, under the Road Traffic Act.

The authorities added that the offence of using or permitting the use of a vehicle without insurance carries a jail term of up to three months or a fine of up to S$1,000, or both. In addition, offenders will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of 12 months from the date of the conviction.

Earlier in January, a video of the incident, which showed a white Bentley car inching forward against a security officer outside the entrance of the primary school, circulated on social media.

The 61-year-old driver was arrested after the Union of Security Employees told TODAY that it had filed a police report against him. 

Last month, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said that the police had completed their probe into the case and had referred the matter to the Attorney-General Chambers.

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