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Man found guilty of bribing SCDF officer

A businessman was convicted of bribing a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer in his attempt to flee a traffic accident scene.

SINGAPORE: A businessman was convicted of bribing a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer in his attempt to flee a traffic accident scene.

50-year-old Goh Choon Hee, a director of East Home Maintenance Service, was involved in a traffic accident with a taxi at the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Hougang Avenue 2 on June 20, 2013.

SCDF fire biker Sergeant Samuel Anandaraj Anthonyraj witnessed the accident and rendered assistance.

Goh tried to flee the scene in his car but was stopped by SGT Samuel, who asked the accused to step out of his car. Eventually, Goh did.

SGT Samuel suspected Goh was drunk.

Wanting to flee the scene, Goh then tried to offer S$1,000 to the fire biker.

The prosecution has urged the court to impose a three-month sentence. The maximum penalty is a five-year jail term and S$100,000 fine.

Goh is expected to be sentenced on Wednesday.

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