Drink and drive? No insurance cover even if you're under the limit

Man in road accident passes breathalyser test but insurance company refuses to pay out

By his own admission, he drank a few beers about three hours before his Mitsubishi Lancer was involved in an accident at the junction of Grange Road and Tanglin Road on Jan 29.

Mr Wayne Poh was given a breathalyser test by the Traffic Police and cleared when the test showed that he was just below the legal limit of 35mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

But the 29-year-old finance manager is now locked in dispute with his motor insurer DirectAsia.com, which won't honour his claim over the accident because he had drunk alcohol before the accident.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 10. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

Always read the fine print

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Heavy rain, strong winds wreak havoc in S'pore

OBSTRUCTION: A fallen tree along Mandai Road crashed onto a car, blocking five out of the six lanes.
OBSTRUCTION: A fallen tree along Mandai Road crashed onto a car, blocking five out of the six lanes.
SNAP! A tree branch snapped after being struck by lightning at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.
CRASH! A fallen tree branch crashed onto the windscreen of a taxi at Bishan Street 22.
DAMAGED: A tree fell because of strong winds and heavy rain at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3. TNP reader Harry Lee said a lamp post and part of a stone bench were damaged.

Bad weather wreaked havoc all around Singapore yesterday morning.

Fallen trees due to strong winds and heavy rains damaged several vehicles and trapped at least two people in a taxi.

The New Paper understands that there were at least seven incidents where trees fell and caused disruption.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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Adgony in Brazil's defeat?

Anti-gambling ad goes viral for all the wrong reasons after Germany thrash host country 7-1

SPOOF: Local blogger Mr Brown spoofs NCPG's advertisement.
FOOTBALL FANS? Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck (above) and Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin join in the action.
FOOTBALL FANS? Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck and Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin (above) join in the action.
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Checking out at the checkpoint

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The fury of Neoguri

STORM: Waves from Typhoon Neoguri hitting a lighthouse in Seogwipo on Jeju Island.
AWASH: South Korea was also affected by the typhoon, which sent waves crashing near a village in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea.
STORM: Pedestrians in Naha, the capital of Japan's southern island of Okinawa, struggling with strong winds and heavy rain brought about by Typhoon Neoguri.
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Slammed for Hitler comment

M'sian politician in World Cup semi-final Twitter boo-boo

CONTROVERSIAL: Malaysian Member of Parliament Bung Mokhtar Radin.
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KRANJI TRACKWORK

Just Name It will deliver a win

GOOD WORKOUT: Just Name It breezed over the 600m in 37.8sec at Kranji trackwork yesterday.
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Rape, murder of girl sparks Thai anger

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Bike accident won't stop him from riding

AS USUAL: Mr Khairul Anwar riding his bike to work along Whitley Road on Tuesday morning.
SHOCK: A silver car from the opposite direction was seen careening towards a road divider.
HIT: He was seen trying to get up, but failed.

It was his second motorcycle accident in four years, and he is thankful that he suffered only minor injuries both times. 

Despite the accidents, Mr Khairul Anwar Mohammad, 26, a sales and marketing analyst, is not giving up his bike anytime soon.

His latest accident that happened along Whitley Road on Tuesday morning was captured on video by a motorist.

And judging from the three-minute-long footage, he was very lucky to have escaped serious injuries or even death in the accident that involved his bike, a car and a bus.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 10. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop.

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