Aloysius Pang is in the news again. The 26-year-old wood plastic composite businessman was charged in court earlier today (May 18) with drink driving.
The actor, who decided not to renew his contract with Mediacorp in April, is accused of committing the offence along Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim towards Jurong Port Road at around 4.40am on May 8 this year.
So how drunk was he? Aloy allegedly had 55 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol in 100ml of breath. For reference, the legal limit is 35 mcg.
According to reports, Aloy was unrepresented today and will be back in court on June 22. He plans to plead guilty to the charge. "As a role model, I shouldn't have done what I did," he told reporters. "Since I have done wrong, there is no running away. I need to bear the consequences and adjust my attitude."
If convicted, he can be jailed up to six months or fined between $1,000 and $5,000.
DO YOU KNOW WHO... HAS DRIVING OFFENCES TOO?
The NoonTalk Media artist is not the first local celeb who got into trouble while driving.
In 2016, Rui En hit a motorcycle with her black BMW in a Clementi car park. She then asked the owner "do you know who I am?" when confronted. She later claims it was all a misunderstanding. “I was simply trying to convey that I live here, people would know and recognise me if I ran away," she said. "On hindsight, my choice of words used were inappropriate and I agree that it caused unnecessary misunderstandings.”
Last December, Rui En almost collided with an oncoming vehicle at Orchard road while on her way to buy Christmas presents.
In 2013, Quan Yifeng was fined $800 and banned for driving for three months after knocking down a pedestrian at a traffic light junction.
In 2010, celebrity chef Justin Quek was jailed for two weeks and fined $6,300 for drink driving. He was also banned from driving for four years.
In 2001, Sharon Au was fined $800 and banned from driving for six months for using her handphone while driving.
In 2006, Christopher Lee was sentenced to prison for four weeks, fined $4,500 and disqualified from driving for three years for drink driving and other traffic offences.