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Passenger who punched cabby jailed three weeks

Published on Apr 11, 2014 3:14 PM

Unsure where exactly to drop off his sleeping passenger after arriving at a residential estate one morning in January, cab driver Tay Boon Kiang stopped the vehicle and tried repeatedly to wake the 26-year-old up.

Ho Wei Long eventually stirred and got out of the vehicle, but did not have enough money to pay for the ride.

He became aggressive, took off his shirt and swore at the cabby, who decided to forgo the fare. He had to be restrained by a bystander and his mother, who had arrived at the scene.

But the aircraft interior cleaner broke free and punched Mr Tay in the face. The cabby was later given two days of medical leave and warded for a night in hospital.

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