Man fined for attacking two police officers manning roadblock

A man was fined a total of $8,800 on Tuesday for disorderly behaviour and using criminal force on police officers who were doing their work.

David Song-Hong Ho, 41, chief executive officer of DH Capital Asia, had admitted to behaving in a disorderly manner and two counts of using criminal force on the officers along Jalan Bukit Merah on Oct 25, 2011.

A district court heard that a taxi in which Ho was a passenger, was stopped for a routine check at a roadblock at around 3am that day.

When Corporal Nashahrudin Fasulludi, 23, found Ho lying at the back of the taxi, he woke him up and told him to belt up but Ho was uncooperative.

Another officer, Cpl Badrul Hisyam Rizal, 25, told Ho, who was drunk, to step out of the taxi. Ho shouted and challenged the authority of the police officers.

He later stepped out and behaved in an aggressive and rowdy manner, running rowdily towards Cpl Nashaharudin at the roadblock point where there was oncoming traffic.

As such, Cpl Badrul caught hold of his hand to stop him. Ho gave him a kick on the knee and swung his hand at the neck of another officer, Sergeant Dinesh Thevar, 23.

Officers managed to subdue him and necessary force was used to effect arrest as Ho kept struggling.

District Judge Eddy Tham said the courts took a serious view of such offences but took into account Ho's mental condition that he was belabouring at the time.

Ho's lawyer had asked the court for probation or a fine, saying Ho was suffering from moderately severe depression, and is being treated at the Institute of Mental Health.