PRC technician Yuan Zhenghua to be remanded at IMH for evaluation of ‘mental status’
Posted by temasektimes on March 24, 2012
Thirty year old PRC technician Yuan Zhenghua (袁振华) who allegedly caused a fatal accident at the Budget Terminal last Saturday will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to evaluate his ‘mental state’.
Yuan was charged in court on Friday with “dangerous driving causing death, driving without a valid licence and driving the cab without valid insurance policy.” He appeared to be ‘calm’ when the charges were read to him in court.
All the sentences for the above offences carry a maximum penalty of a jail term between three months and five years only. Yuan was already charged with ‘voluntarily causing hurt in robbery’ which could see him jailed for up to 20 years and at least 12 strokes of cane.
The prosecution has requested Yuan to be remanded for further assessment of his mental condition and the trial will begin on 5 April next month.