SINGAPORE – Actor Gurmit Singh was caught speeding at around 131kmh with his son in the car, on a road with a speed limit of 70kmh.
On Tuesday (June 8), the 56-year-old celebrity, known for his role in local sitcom Phua Chu Kang, was fined $800 and banned from driving for three months.
He pleaded guilty to one charge under the Road Traffic Act.
Singh, whose full name is Gurmit Singh Virk Chainchal Singh, did not have any prior convictions.
At about 9.30pm on April 12, Singh sped along Woodlands Avenue 12 towards Seletar Expressway in his car.
The car is believed to be an Audi A8 L, a luxury sedan that was released only recently.
CNA reported that Singh told the court he noticed a “flapping sound”, and wanted his son to hear it.
He also reportedly said he did not know how he reached a speed of 131kmh, and claimed that it was a “one-off thing”.
Singh was chided by District Judge Salina Ishak who told him he could have put his son’s life in danger, to which Singh replied that he regretted his actions.
For speeding, he could have been jailed for up to three months or fined up to $1,000.
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