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Lorry seen travelling against traffic along TPE; driver arrested

SINGAPORE — A 28-year-old man believed to have driven a lorry against the flow of traffic along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) has been arrested, the police said in a news release on Sunday (April 12).

Several videos showing a lorry going against the flow of traffic were posted online.

Several videos showing a lorry going against the flow of traffic were posted online.

SINGAPORE — A 28-year-old man believed to have driven a lorry against the flow of traffic along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) has been arrested, the police said in a news release on Sunday (April 12).

The traffic police received several calls about the incident, which occurred on Thursday night at around 11.40pm. No injuries were reported.

Several videos showing a lorry going against the flow of traffic were posted online.

In some of the videos, the lorry is seen with its headlights turned off. In others, the lorry flashes its headlights repeatedly at oncoming cars while travelling along the expressway.

After investigating using images from CCTV cameras, the traffic police were able to identify the driver. The man was arrested on Saturday for his suspected involvement in dangerous driving.

The man’s driving licence was immediately suspended, the police added, and investigations are ongoing.

Motorists caught for dangerous driving can be fined up to S$5,000 or jailed for up to 12 months, or both.

For their second or subsequent conviction, motorists can be fined up to S$10,000 or imprisoned for up to two years, or both. They may also be disqualified from driving.

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