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American jailed three weeks for punching taxi driver

Published on Aug 7, 2014 4:31 PM
 
A professional beer brewer was on Thursday, Aug 7, 2014, sentenced to three weeks in jail for punching a cabbie and leaving him with a bruise on his head. -- ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A professional beer brewer was on Thursday sentenced to three weeks in jail for punching a cabbie and leaving him with a bruise on his head.

Scott Andrew Baczek, 39, pleaded guilty to hurting Mr Dieu Eng Hee, 42, around 10.56pm on Sep 28 last year.

The court heard that Baczek had boarded Mr Dieu's Comfort Delgro taxi earlier along Guillemard Road. He asked to be taken to Lorong J Telok Kurau and fell asleep during the journey.

When they had arrived at the destination, Mr Dieu woke him up to ask where he would alight but Baczek said, "level one," and fell asleep again. The cabbie woke him up again to ask what this meant but this irritated the American, who swore at him.

 
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