Actress Rui En said she hopes everyone can give her space to change and improve after she was fined $700 after pleading guilty to one charge of careless driving on Friday (July 1).
The Mediacorp star was fined after pleading guilty to one charge of careless driving.
The 35-year-old had failed to control her black BMW, which mounted a kerb before knocking into a stationary motorcycle in a car park at Block 331, Clementi Avenue 2 on April 12.
The prosecution had sought a fine of $600 to $800 and a driving ban of three to four months.
But District Judge Carol Ling did not impose the driving ban, reports The Straits Times. She said in this case, Rui En's handling of her car caused no personal injury and only slight property damage.
Rui En could have been fined up to $1,000 and jailed for up to six months for the offence.
After she paid the fine, she told media outside State Courts she was very relieved she could put the whole episode behind her.
In a video posted by Shin Min Daily, she said: "I will take responsibility for my mistakes.
"I hope to have gained some experience from this lesson and that similar incidents will not happen ever again.
"I apologise to all of those whom I've affected, such as my company, friends and family. I am sorry, please forgive me.
"I hope everyone can give me space to change and improve.
"Thank you everyone here for being here this early. Thank you for everyone's concern. Thank you."