Briton charged with committing rash act at F1
A MAN was charged in court yesterday with committing a rash act by crossing the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix track on Sunday while the race was on.
No plea was taken from Briton Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia, 27.
He is accused of the rash act to endanger the safety of the Formula One drivers involved in the race near Turn 13 along Esplanade Drive at about 9pm that day.
The prosecution sought an adjournment to finalise investigation. Deputy Public Prosecutor Marshall Lim said fresh charges may be submitted against him.
Bail of $15,000 was offered.
Mr Lim said the bailor could be a Singaporean or a consular officer from the British High Commission.
Asked by the court, he said the embassy has been informed.
Yogvitam's passport has been impounded. He told the court that the bail sum was too high for him and he is currently not working.
The case will be mentioned on Oct 6.
If convicted, he could be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500.