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TAXI DRIVER TO BE CHARGED FOR INCIDENTS ALONG PATERSON HILL AND SCOTTS ROAD

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by December 5, 2019 General

The Police have arrested a 42-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of road rage along Paterson Hill on 22 November 2019, and a case of criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt at 14 Scotts Road on 24 November 2019.

On 22 November 2019 at about 3.20pm, the Police were alerted to a case of road rage involving a taxi driver and a car driver along Paterson Hill. Preliminary investigations revealed that the taxi driver had confronted the car driver after being honked at by the car driver. During the confrontation, the taxi driver kicked, and used his fist and elbow to hit the victim’s car, causing damages to the car. The car driver was unhurt.

In a separate incident, the same taxi driver was involved in a dispute with his passengers at the taxi stand of Far East Plaza on 24 November 2019 at about 11.30pm. During the dispute, the taxi driver is believed to have swung a pair of plier towards one of his passengers who was carrying a 5-month old baby and the plier hit the passenger’s right hand. The baby was unhurt.

Through investigations, the identity of the taxi driver was established and he was arrested on 4 December 2019 at Woodlands Checkpoint. The taxi driver will be charged in court on 5 December 2019 with criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Penal Code, voluntarily causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code, mischief under Section 426 of the Penal Code, public nuisance under Section 290 of the Penal Code, and intentional harassment under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act. The offence of criminal intimidation carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both. The offence of voluntarily causing hurt carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine which may extend to $5000, or with both. The offence of public nuisance carries a fine which may extend to $1000. The offence of mischief carries an imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1 years, or with fine, or with both. The offence of intentional harassment carries an imprisonment term which may extend to 6 months, or with fine not extend to $5000, or with both.

Source: Singapore Police Force

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