Entitled Singapore driver who almost ran over guard charged

A white Bentley driver accelerates into a security guard blocking his path this morning at the Red Swastika School in Bedok. Photo: SG Road Vigilante/ Facebook
A white Bentley driver accelerates into a security guard blocking his path this morning at the Red Swastika School in Bedok. Photo: SG Road Vigilante/ Facebook

Consequences may be handed down to those involved in a reckless incident that shocked many Singaporeans earlier this year.

Two men — a 61-year-old man and his 28-year-old son — were charged today in connection with almost running over a guard at a school back in January.

The elder, Neo Hong Chye, was charged with causing hurt in a rash act and driving without insurance coverage outside the Red Swastika School. The younger man and owner of their Bentley, Glynn Neo Jia, was charged with altering his license plate number and allowing another to use his car without insurance.

Neo was offered bail on a S$15,000 bond and will return to court on June 24.

The reckless incident happened on a busy school morning and angered many Singaporeans. Footage showed a white Bentley cutting in line to enter the school and inching forward into a 62-year-old security guard who was using his body weight to stop the vehicle. 

The driver was arrested the day of.

Even Education Minister Chan Chun Sing denounced the incident online by calling it “unacceptable behaviour.” The guard was seen back to work days later after recovering from light injuries at home.

If found guilty of the rash act and altering a vehicle’s license plate, they could be jailed for up to a year with a S$5,000 fine for each offense. For the insurance offense, they could be jailed up to three months.
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