SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old Singaporean was charged on Wednesday (Apr 3) for trying to bribe a police officer to let him off the hook for drink-driving, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a news release.
Chong Wei Kwong was charged with one count of trying to bribe Staff Sergeant Low Wee Meng with S$1,000, as an inducement not to arrest him for drink-driving.
SSG Low rejected the bribe, which was offered by Chong at 1 Selegie Road on Dec 14 last year.
Chong has been ordered to return to court on Apr 24.
"Drink-driving is a serious offence that poses serious threats to public safety," CPIB said.
"Any attempt to avoid arrest through bribery would only aggravate the wrongdoing," it said, adding that it is a serious offence to bribe or attempt to bribe public officers.
Those convicted of corruption can be fined up to S$100,000, jailed up to five years, or both.