Man Turns Himself In After Driving In Wrong Direction

April 29, 2019

NewsStandOnline.Net (29-April-2019): A 65-year-old man turned himself in after creating a huge scare among motorists when he drove in the wrong direction at the Central-Wan Chai Bypass over the weekend, police said.

The incident took place sometime before 8 p.m. on Saturday, when a vehicle with a dual license plate entered the Central-Wan Chai Bypass in the wrong direction. It was traveling eastward in the southbound lane.

Based on a video clip, apparently taken by a dashboard camera, other vehicles using the same road sounded their horns and flashed their headlights to warn the driver, who continued cruising in the middle of the lane.  No one was reported hurt in the incident.

The footage went viral on the internet and prompted the Traffic Hong Kong Island of the Hong Kong Island Regional Headquarters to launch an investigation.

Last night, a man went to the Shau Kei Wan Reporting Centre to confess that he was the driver of the vehicle caught in the video, NewsStandOnline.Net reported.

Man Turns Himself In After Driving In Wrong Direction

Police said the driver will face prosecution, and called on motorists using the Central-Wan Chai Bypass to pay attention to traffic and directional signs to avoid breaking traffic regulations and posing danger to themselves and others.

Meanwhile, businessman Ng Kai-ming, a former actor with Television Broadcasts Ltd., admitted that he was a passenger of the vehicle that figured in the incident. He offered his apologies to those affected by the incident.

It was Ng who hired the man to drive the vehicle, and later convinced him to turn himself in.

In another development, police are investigating an incident in which a vehicle with a cross-border license plate went out control at around 5 p.m. on Sunday on Kiu Tau Road in Fanling and ended up crashing into Wo Hop Shek Cemetery and damaging several graves.