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Driver fractured man's wrist and damaged car with sledge hammer over wife's 'infidelity'

Published on Feb 7, 2014 1:17 PM

Container truck driver Lim Boon Cheow, 57, was unhappy that his wife was "hanging out" with a male colleague living nearby and decided to knock some sense into the other man - with a sledge hammer. He ended up fracturing the wrist of Mr Quek Then Choon and causing $7,800 worth of damage to his car.

On Friday, Lim pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to the 53-year-old insurance agent and was jailed for nine months. The charge of committing mischief by damaging the car was taken into consideration by District Judge Salina Ishak when passing sentence.

Reading out the facts of the case, Deputy Public Prosecutor Rachel Ng said that on Oct 4, 2012, Lim drank 18 bottles of beer with a friend at a coffee shop earlier that evening.

He was at home in Jurong West when his wife returned and they argued. She denied cheating on him and he stormed out of the house.

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