22-year-old National Serviceman pleads guilty to road rage

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A 22-year-old National Serviceman has pleaded guilty to an act of road rage by voluntarily causing hurt to a taxi driver at around 8pm on 22 May 2009.

Citran Rathakrishnan punched 49-year-old taxi driver Quek Hiak Soon three times on along Woodlands Avenue 2.

The cabby had swerved into his lane while they were driving along Woodlands Avenue 7 that day.

The court heard Citran’s wife who was seven months’ pregnant at that time was sitting beside him in the car and he had to step on the brakes to avoid an accident.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Prem Raj also told Senior District Judge See Kee Oon that Citran had to step on the brakes two more times after this to avoid a collision with Mr Quek’s taxi.

DPP Raj told the court that Citran’s car and the taxi stopped along Woodlands Avenue 2.

Citran got out of his car, opened the driver’s door of Mr Quek’s taxi and punched the cabby.

Citran will be sentenced on August 2.

For his offence, he could be jailed up to two years, fined a maximum of S$5,000 or both.

Source: Channel NewsAsia, 20th July 2010

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