'Road bully' disqualified from driving and fined $5,400
Published on May 29, 2014 4:37 PM
SINGAPORE - He had driven recklessly, swerved and cut into the path of a female motorist abruptly without signalling, almost causing a collision. At one point, he even got out of his vehicle and approached the female motorist in a threatening manner.
For his rash act which endangered life, 25-year-old student Quek Zhen Hao, was disqualified from driving for two years and fined $5,400 on Thursday.
Quek, who was not represented, told the court that he was remorseful and has since learnt to control himself. He pleaded with the judge to "reconsider the disqualification because I have to work for my father". Quek explained that he needs to help his father in delivery as his father is old and suffers from eye and brain problems.
But District Judge Soh Tze Bian dismissed his mitigation plea as he did not see how Quek's father can be a mitigating factor for an offence that Quek has committed.
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