—(1) Notwithstanding any other law in force in Singapore, any police officer may, if he considers it necessary to do so for the maintenance and preservation of law and order or for the prevention or detection of crime —
erect or place barriers in or across any public road or street or in any public place in such manner as he may think fit; and
take all reasonable steps to prevent any vehicle being driven or ridden past any such barrier.
(2) Any driver or rider of any vehicle who fails to comply with the signal of a police officer requiring such person to stop the vehicle before reaching any barrier erected or placed under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
(3) Any police officer may, without warrant, arrest —
any driver or rider of any vehicle who fails to comply with the signal of a police officer requiring such person to stop the vehicle before reaching any barrier erected or placed under subsection (1); or
any driver or rider of any vehicle referred to in paragraph (a) —
who refuses to give his name and a place of address within Singapore when required by the police officer; or
whom the police officer has reason to believe has furnished any false or misleading information about the driver’s or rider’s name or address in Singapore.
(4) No police officer shall be liable for any loss or damage to any vehicle, or for any injury to the driver or rider or any other occupant of the vehicle, as a result of the driver or rider of the vehicle failing to obey any police officer acting under this section.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 39]