Pair held over driver switch after crashing in Mong Kok

Saturday, May 08, 2021

A 28-year-old woman and her 31-year-old husband were arrested after she claimed to be behind the wheel of a white vehicle that crashed into the roadside barrier at the intersection of Nathan Road and Argyle Street.

The woman, surnamed Suen, and the actual driver, 31-year-old Tsang, were suspected of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after she was found to take the blame for the accident for his husband on initial investigation.

At around 5am today, the car was said to have lost control and rammed into roadside barriers outside of Wai Fung Plaza in Mong Kok.

Police responded to the scene and were unable to locate the driver. According to the force, the woman later arrived on the scene claiming to be the driver of the car.

However, officers reviewed CCTV footage nearby revealing that the driver is suspected to be a man instead of a woman. The woman was then arrested for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Officers later arrested the 31-year-old in Tsuen Wan for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident, and failing to report an accident.

The two were currently detained awaiting further investigation.

The maximum penalty for perverting the course of justice is seven years' imprisonment.