What happened? S'porean arrested after bus driver claims he was hit with bat for...

Blame it on too much honking.

That's why a factory bus driver and a Singaporean man had a face-off yesterday (March 7) morning.

Now the Singaporean has been arrested. But the question of who threw the blow in the fracas has yet to be resolved.

The bus driver, 61, claimed he was severely injured after the Singaporean - also in his 60s - attacked him for honking and overtaking.

The victim, known only as Teh, claimed the incident took place near a hypermarket along Jalan Skudai in Tampoi, newspaper The Star reported.

One of the men believed to be involved in the honking fracas. PHOTO: China Press

He told reporters:

"The Singaporean was driving at an extremely slow pace after exiting the Malaysian checkpoint near the Sultan Johor Baru Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex.
"I honked before overtaking his car near the city centre. I believe because of that, the Singaporean got into a rage and trailed my bus, signalling me to stop." 

Teh said that when he stopped, the Singaporean got out his car, opened his car boot and took out a bat.

"The driver then starting shouted vulgarities before striking me with the bat, causing me to fall. Blood started oozing from the left side of my head," he added.

Some workers in the bus helped him stop a passing car, which sent him to the hospital.

He also denied retaliating.

Singaporean says...

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Khamsani Abdul Rahman said the Singaporean driver was arrested following the incident.

He said: 

"The Singaporean, who is also in his 60s, claimed the victim hit him first."

The police are investigating the case as one of intentionally causing hurt with a dangerous weapon.

Mohd Khamsani also urged motorists to be more patient while on the road, especially during hot weather.

Source: Star Online

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