Man crashes car into tree at Balestier Road, arrested for drug-related offences

A man drove his car into a tree at Balestier Road on Wednesday (April 25) at about 12.33am, before alighting the wrecked vehicle, and was subsequently arrested for drug-related offences and the possession of an offensive weapon. 

A witness, Mr Lin Weiming, 45, told Lianhe Wanbao that he was driving by the area when he saw a damaged red car in the middle of the road.

There was a taxi behind it, the property agent added. 

Photos taken by Mr Lin showed the red car with its front badly smashed, while debris littered the road.

It also appeared to have mounted the kerb and moved into an opposite lane with oncoming traffic.

Said Mr Lin:

“I initially thought that the taxi and car had collided so I alighted my vehicle to check.

“The taxi driver told me that the driver of the red car had lost control, mounted the kerb and destroyed the railing before crashing into the tree.”

After that, the driver was seen alighting the vehicle, taking a few unsteady steps before lying down on the pedestrian pathway. 

Mr Lin continued:

“Fortunately, there was no one on the pathway then, and the taxi driver didn’t seem hurt.”

According to The Straits Times, the weapon had been found in the suspect’s car after officers searched it.

He was uninjured in the crash and alone in his car at the time of the incident. 

In response to a Stomp query, a police spokesman said:

“On April 25 at 12.33pm, the police were alerted to an accident involving a car along Balestier Road towards Thomson Road.

“A 27-year-old man was arrested for drug-related offences and the possession of an offensive weapon.

“Police investigations are ongoing.”

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