Ex-MP Chan Soo Sen convicted of drink driving

'MOMENT OF CARELESSNESS': Former MP Chan Soo Sen was caught drink driving on July 13.


    Aug 02, 2013

    Ex-MP Chan Soo Sen convicted of drink driving

    FORMER Member of Parliament for Joo Chiat Chan Soo Sen was yesterday disqualified from driving for a year and fined $2,000 for drink driving.

    He was caught at a police roadblock, after attending a charity event, at 11.55pm on July 13. A breathalyser test revealed he had 50mg of alcohol per 100ml, over the legal limit of 35mg.

    Mr Chan, 56, said he had "a moment of carelessness".

    He could not get a taxi to the event, so he decided to drive. He said organisers of the charity event had toasted him, and, after the event, he did not ask a car jockey to drive him home.

    Now a part-time business consultant, Mr Chan was MP for the Joo Chiat ward in the East Coast Group Representation Constituency from 1997 to 2001 and the Joo Chiat Single Member Constituency from 2001 to 2011 under the People's Action Party.

    He said he will be taking public transport from now on. This is his first traffic offence in more than 30 years that he has been driving.