Maserati Driver Who Drove into Cop Had Previous Brushes with the Law

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He hit the cop, who clinging to his car door was dragged 100 metres before he fell on the road.

A 34-year-old man who injured a traffic police officer in a hit-and-run incident along Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore, on Friday night has been detained.

The 26-year-old officer had stopped Lee’s with Maserati while conducting enforcement checks.

As he approached the car, Lee allegedly drove into the officer who was left clinging to the driver’s door. He was dragged for about 100 metres before falling on the road.

The officer was taken to Changi General Hospital with serious injuries.

The car was later found abandoned at Cedar Road near Upper Aljunied.

The accident happened at about 9.20pm. After a manhunt of several hours, Lee was arrested in a HDB flat along Geylang Bahru Road.

Lee was charged in court on Saturday with a rash act causing grievous hurt. If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to four years, a fine of up to S$10,000, or both.

A motorcyclist who witnessed the accident attempted to give chase. A video uploaded on social media showed the motorcyclist in pursuit of the Maserati.

According to previous media reports, Lee has had several brushes with the law. On July 4, Lee’s Maserati was impounded for three months. He was also fined S$13,500 for a series of traffic violation, including illegal modifications to his Maserati, which he used to race in Malaysia.

Between 2012 to 2015, Lee was caught eight times for altering his car’s exhaust system.

During that period, he would rent an approved exhaust system to evade inspection tests. Following which, the illegal modifications would be reinstalled.

He was busted after a series of complaints in his neighbourhood for noise pollution.

In 2016, Lee was also involved in a traffic accident along Orchard Road, which led to a driving ban being imposed on him for nine months. He was also fined S$2,500 then.

Lee was also caught for making an unauthorised U-turn into New Upper Changi Road in 2015, which endangered the safety of other road users.