Does Drink and drive is an offence in Singapore

Does Drink and drive is an offence in Singapore ? Yes it is. You will end up in paying huge amount as fines if the driver fail breathalyser test. Below is an interesting information published by ICA in their official Facebook page.

Two Singaporean men were stopped at Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints on two separate days (7 and 8 July) as they were suspected to be drink-driving. ICA officers immediately referred them to the Police for breathalyser test. The two men were subsequently placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol after failing the breathalyser test.

Drink-driving is a serious offence as it poses danger not only to the driver but to other road users, in this case, checkpoint users too. ICA and the Singapore Police Forcetake a serious view on such errant drivers and do not condone their irresponsible road behavior.
Drink drivers, upon conviction, will be disqualified from driving for at least 12 months. They will have to retake and pass the theory and practical driving tests in order to obtain their driving licences again. First-time offenders can be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and can have their driving licences disqualified for a period ranging from 12 to 48 months, depending on their breathalyser test results. Repeat offenders may be punished with a maximum fine of $30,000 and a mandatory jail term of up to three years. They may also receive up to 6 strokes of the cane should death or serious injury be caused.

Photo: Singapore Police Force

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