Man fined $2,000 over road rage incident

SINGAPORE - A motorist who got into a fight with another road user was fined $2,000 on Tuesday.

Nicodemus Poh Eng Sheng, 23, punched Tan Yew Keong, 42, on the back of his head, causing him to fall to the ground.

Tan was riding his motorised bicycle on the left lane of Yishun Central on Aug 10 last year and wanted to turn left towards Yishun Safra.

Poh, who was driving his car behind Tan, sounded the horn as he felt that Tan was riding dangerously.

Unhappy with Poh's conduct, Tan stopped his motorised bicycle and confronted Poh.

A verbal argument ensued and Tan punched Poh several times on his face. Poh was still seated in his car, with the driver's side window wound down.

Poh then alighted and chased after Tan, punching him on the back of his head as he was trying to get on his bike.

A scuffle ensued and the fighting stopped when the police arrived.

Both men were arrested.

Tan pleaded guilty to affray and was sentenced to one week in jail in October last year.

For committing affray, which is disturbing the peace by fighting in a public place, Poh faced up to one year in jail, or a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

amirh@sph.com.sg