Serial drink-driver jailed for three offences in 12 months
He was out on bail when he was arrested
He apparently did not learn much from his brush with the law in 2011, when he was first convicted of drink-driving and fined $2,300.
Between August 2014 and August this year, financial planner Lebon Tan Wei Xiang committed three more drink-driving-related offences.
At about 6.50am on National Day this year, an intoxicated Tan crashed his car at an Orchard Plaza carpark exit, damaging the basement carpark gantry booth and arm barricade.
Instead of reporting it, Tan, 32, drove to a coffee shop near Keong Saik Road for breakfast.
Two hours later, he was involved in a minor accident along the Pan Island Expressway and was then arrested.
A police officer at the scene detected a strong smell of alcohol from Tan, who then failed a breathalyser test.
Another test at the Traffic Police headquarters revealed the proportion of alcohol in Tan's breath was 66 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, which is about twice the prescribed limit.
It was his third drink-driving offence in 12 months.
Yesterday, District Judge Adam Nakhoda sentenced Tan to seven weeks' jail and fined him $18,600 for five offences under the Road Traffic Act.
The two other offences were for failing to have proper control of his vehicle and failing to stop after an accident.
Tan was also banned from holding or obtaining all classes of driving licences for five years after his release from prison.
Tan was on bail on two occasions when he committed the offences - on Nov 24 last year, and again on Aug 9 this year.
In the first case, Tan was arrested for drink-driving at a police road block along Whitley Road at about 4.20am on Aug 15 last year.
Court documents revealed that he was given a breathalyser test after police observed his "unsteady gait, flushed face and slurred speech".
Tan's blood sample was later taken.
It showed that his blood contained 181 milligrammes of ethanol per 100 millilitres of blood, which was more than twice the limit of 80 milligrams of ethanol in every 100 millilitres of blood.