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The Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of rash act at Blk 804B Keat Hong Close on 10 October 2021.

On 10 October 2021 at about 6.10pm, the Police were alerted to a case of a man smashing a taxi at Blk 804B Keat Hong Close. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly confronted the taxi driver over a traffic dispute.  During the confrontation, the man allegedly used his motorcycle helmet to hit the taxi, resulting in damages to the taxi. The driver and the passengers on board the taxi, including a baby, were unhurt.

Through extensive ground enquiries, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 12 October 2021. The man will be charged in court on 14 October 2021 for Rash Act under Section 336(a) of the Penal Code. The man is also being investigated for mischief under Section 426 of the Penal Code, using threatening behaviour punishable under Section 3(2) of the Protection from Harassment Act, and failing to wear a mask in a public place under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act.

The offence of rash act carries a punishment of imprisonment of up to six months, a fine of up to $2,500, or both. The offence of mischief carries a punishment of imprisonment of up to two years or a fine. The offence of using threatening behaviour carries a punishment of a fine of up to $5000.

The Police have zero tolerance towards such acts of violence and will not hesitate to take action against those who blatantly disregard the law.

 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
12 October 2021 @ 8:25 PM
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