19 Feb '11, 4am

Off-peak car owner fined $130k after driving 26 times without a valid licence during restricted hours

IN 2008, Johnson Fok Jun Hong was fined $1,000 for driving his off-peak or weekend car during the restricted period without a valid supplementary licence. In 2009, he was fined $3,000 for repeating the offence. A year later, he was at it again - not once, but 26 times. Between April and August last year, his Subaru Impreza had been driven 26 times without the necessary licence. In December last year, Fok, 30, was fined $5,000 for each of the offences. The total fine was $130,000, which is believed to be one of the largest amounts to be levied against an off-peak car offender. If he cannot pay up, he must serve 130 days in jail. He has filed an appeal. Fok had pleaded guilty on Dec 2 to driving the car on eight occasions and allowing it to be used 18 other times during the restricted period between 7am and 7pm on weekdays except public holidays. In the grounds of decision i...

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