Ex-LTA engineer with history of dangerous driving jailed after bullying biker in hit-and-run accident

A Toyota Camry driver was sentenced to five months and two weeks in jail yesterday (April 11) for a hit-and-run accident where he repeatedly intimidated a motorcyclist and his pillion rider.

Ho Loong Chan, 65, was caught on camera engaging in a braking game and causing a collision with the motorcyclist along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on June 15, 2016.

The motorcyclist and his female pillion rider sustained injuries in the accident.

Ho, who drove away from the scene, was arrested two days later on June 17.

Stomper Is starz, a friend of the motorcyclist, contributed video footage of the incident after obtaining it from a lorry driver who had stopped to help the accident victims.

Videos uploaded between 2014 and 2016 on YouTube also show the same Toyota Camry involved in various dangerous acts on the road in separate incidents.

According to The Straits Times, Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP) Andrew Low described Ho as a "clear road bully" whose actions were "deplorable", adding that the driver has a chequered past in terms of road offences.

APP Low said Ho has an "alarmingly similar pattern of inconsiderate, even dangerous driving behaviour" with antecedents for nine road-related offences stretching back to 1995 including inconsiderate driving, speeding and running the red light.

Referring to the June 15 incident, APP Low also said Ho used his car to "bully, intimidate and eventually cause hurt" to the victims, whom he left in a "precariously vulnerable position".

The accused, whose actions were described as "cowardly and irresponsible" by APP Low, was sentenced on four counts of road-related offences, with another six taken into consideration.

Ho, formerly a Land Transport Authority (LTA) engineer, was also fined $800 and disqualified from driving for four years.

Read the full story on The Straits Times.