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Designer jailed for hitting taxi driver

Published on Apr 23, 2014 4:15 PM
 
A designer who hit a taxi driver on the back of his head was jailed for three weeks on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. -- ST GRAPHICS

A designer who hit a taxi driver on the back of his head was jailed for three weeks on Wednesday.

Chinese national Qiu Lei Lei, 29, shouted vulgarities at Mr Neo Leong Hiap, 53, when he asked him where he wanted to go.

He had picked up Qiu and a friend in Geylang and dropped off the latter at Centrepoint shopping centre on Orchard Road, Deputy Public Prosecutor Victor Lim told the court.

Mr Neo got out of his car to ask passers by to help him find out where Qiu wanted to go, or to get him to pay his fare. But his passenger also got out and continued abusing the driver who decided to call police.

 
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