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Hotel singer jailed eight weeks for assaulting cabby

Published on Mar 12, 2014 12:06 PM
 
Posed photo of a man in handcuffs. A club singer who assaulted a taxi driver for refusing to take his drunken friend home was jailed for eight weeks on Wednesday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

A club singer who assaulted a taxi driver for refusing to take his drunken friend home was jailed for eight weeks on Wednesday.

Feng Jia Cheng, 23, a Chinese national holding a work pass, had admitted grievously hurting Mr Tay Chwee Kok by punching the 55-year-old and pushing him to the ground. The victim suffered a broken left wrist and a bruise on his head.

Mr Tay had been waiting in his cab at the driveway of the Holiday Inn Atrium on Outram Road. At 4.45am on Oct 6, 2012, Feng placed his intoxicated friend into the taxi and asked the driver to take him home.

But Mr Tay was worried that Feng's friend might mess up his vehicle and asked Feng to take him out, which sparked a row. Feng punched the cabby several times before they were separated by hotel staff and others.

 
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