Woman arrested after driving Mercedes-Benz wrong way down Chinatown street

Screenshots of a viral video showing a woman driving against the flow of traffic. Taken from Singapore Road Accident.
Screenshots of a viral video showing a woman driving against the flow of traffic. Taken from Singapore Road Accident.

A woman who was caught on video driving her Mercedes-Benz against the flow of traffic in Chinatown on Friday night has been arrested for dangerous driving and had her license suspended, reports said.

Videos of the woman went viral over the weekend, showing the 32-year-old, dressed for a night on the town, stepping out of the black Benz — which has clearly been driven up onto the sidewalk — and briefly spewing expletives at a man in red. She then turns and nearly walks into the car’s open door before maneuvering her way around it and jumping back behind the wheel.

We’re going to assume she backed up off the curb next, as the video then cuts to the car back in the street, where it proceeds to speed off against the flow of traffic along Upper Cross Street, towards South Bridge Road. Honestly, it’s a bit of a miracle no one was hurt.

Police were alerted to the incident at 10:24 pm, they told Coconuts Singapore.

It is not clear how, or if, she knew the man in red or the other passersby who can be heard in the audio, but the woman sure seemed pissed off at them. She also, frankly, seemed disoriented, but you can watch the video and be the judge for yourself.

The video has been viewed thousands of times across several Facebook pages including the Singapore Road Accident page, where it has garnered 455,000 views and over 5,000 shares.

Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao said the woman had bought the luxury car for her 29th birthday in 2016, citing posts from the woman’s social media accounts, which (surprise!) have already been taken down.

If you drive in Singapore, you should know that driving against the flow of traffic could cost the driver six demerit points and a S$200 (US$140) fine. Also, if you drive anywhere on the planet, you should know that driving into oncoming traffic is idiotic and dangerous beyond belief.

If our Mercedes Benz-driving friend in the video is convicted of dangerous driving, she could face a fine of up to S$5,000, 12 months’ jail, or both.

 

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