Man who got into fistfight with cabby in middle of the road fined
Angry after one car knocked into the other, two 61-year-old men started a fight in the middle of Ghim Moh Road, disrupting traffic as vehicles had to stop to avoid hitting them.
The scuffle took all of 40 seconds, but resulted in a fine for each man.
On Tuesday, Khoo Boo Law, who got into the scuffle with taxi driver Lim San Nee, pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace by fighting in a public place and was fined $3,000.
Lim had earlier been fined the same amount after admitting to a similar charge.
Before handing out the sentence on Tuesday, District Judge Kessler Soh told Khoo: "You should have known better...you should have avoided the situation."
On June 9, 2016, Lim was driving his taxi along the left lane of Ghim Moh Road towards Mount Sinai Road at around 1.30pm when he approached a carpark near Block 13.
Khoo was then driving his Toyota Altis out of the carpark, noted Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Ashraf Hassan.
Instead of stopping his car at a stop line, he accelerated and made a left turn into Lim's path. The taxi driver sounded his horn and overtook him.
As the two men were driving along the road, the front right part of Khoo's car collided into the left rear of Lim's taxi, the court heard. The two men pulled up at a nearby taxi stand in front of Block 19 Ghim Moh Road and got out of their vehicles.
They exchanged angry words before trading blows in the middle of the road.
The brief scuffle ended after a passer-by stepped in.