Date
30 May 2017
Police officer Cheung Wai-lun (inset) is facing a stern sentence after changing his guilty plea to four counts when a fellow officer gave eyewitness testimony. Photos: RTHK, Ming Pao
Police officer Cheung Wai-lun (inset) is facing a stern sentence after changing his guilty plea to four counts when a fellow officer gave eyewitness testimony. Photos: RTHK, Ming Pao

Cop faces sentence for driving without a license, insurance

A police officer faces sentencing after pleading guilty to four counts of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence and third-party liability insurance. 

Cheung Wai-lun (張偉倫), 30, had been originally charged with seven counts of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driving licence and 10 counts of driving without third-party liability insurance.

He admitted to two charges but subsequently pleaded guilty to four after a fellow officer gave eyewitness testimony, Ming Pao Daily reports.

The offenses took place between August last year and January this year. The case has been adjourned to Tuesday.

Wong Chi-hung (黃志雄) testified that he saw Cheung ride a motorcycle to the Traffic Kowloon West Operational Base and park the vehicle in a back alley.

Anyone found guilty of operating a vehicle without a license could be fined HK$10,000 or jailed up to 12 months and their driving permit suspended for a year.

Repeat offenders could have their driving license suspended for 36 months.

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