Ex-husband of socialite Kim Lim accused of drink driving a month before being jailed for illegal gambling

SINGAPORE: A former husband of socialite Kim Lim has been accused of drink driving a month before he was sentenced to jail for his role in an illegal gambling syndicate.

Singaporean Kho Bin Kai faces three fresh charges related to an incident in the wee hours of Apr 1, when he drank and drove a car along Mackenzie Road towards Bukit Timah Road.

According to charge sheets, the 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of his breath exceeded the limit of 34 microgrammes per 100ml of breath.

The other charges are for: Driving without insurance, and for driving without the supervision of a licensed instructor, and without displaying the distinguishing mark on the front and back of his car as required under his provisional driving licence (PDL).

Kho, 33, appeared in court for a further mention of his case on Thursday (Dec 7), where he indicated that he was going to plead guilty.

He is represented by Mr Tang Shangwei and Mr Warren Tian of WongPartnership and was given a date to plead guilty in January.

If convicted of drink driving, he could be jailed for up to 12 months, fined between S$2,000 (US$1,496) and S$10,000, or both if he is a first-time offender.

If he is a repeat offender, he could be jailed for up to two years and fined between S$5,000 and S$20,000.

For failing to comply with the conditions of his provisional driving licence, he could be jailed up to three months and fined up to S$1,000 if it is his first offence.

If not, he faces double the jail term and fine. He could also be banned from driving.

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