Man, 42, arrested for hurling rock at lorry driver in Clementi road rage incident

The man was seen in a video throwing a rock repeatedly at the lorry.
The man was seen in a video throwing a rock repeatedly at the lorry. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - Police have arrested a 42-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a road rage incident along Clementi Road last Saturday (May 27).

The incident was captured in a video and posted on the ROADS.sg Facebook page on Monday, drawing widespread condemnation from netizens.

In the video, a lorry was seen attempting to filter right when a Toyota driven by the suspect cut in front of it and braked suddenly.

The suspect got down from his car and demanded that the lorry driver, a 30-year-old man, do the same.

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Fearing for his safety, the driver stayed put. The suspect then picked up a large rock, opened the lorry door and threw it at the driver.

He continued to hurl the rock at the lorry after the driver shut the door.

A police spokesman said that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday (May 31) after follow-up investigations by officers from Jurong Police Division.

Investigations against him are ongoing.

If convicted of the offence of rash act causing hurt, he could be jailed up to a year and/or fined up to $5,000.