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PostSubject: Two jailed for road rage offences   Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:38 am

A MAN decided a beating was called for after a fellow motorist cut into his lane.

Another angry man tailgated a cabby on a motorcycle for about 10km before taking to the taxi's door with a metal chain.


Yesterday, both men were separately jailed for these road rage offences.

In the first case, delivery driver Goh Ping Jet, 30, was driving a company lorry along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 in February 2006 when he had a near-accident with motorist Tan Wai Wah, 45.

Mr Tan had filtered into Goh's lane, not realising the lorry was on his left. Goh had to jam on his brakes to avoid a collision.

Goh tailed Mr Tan's vehicle onto the Central Expressway and then cut into Mr Tan's lane.

Both men stopped their vehicles and got out.

Without saying anything, Goh punched Mr Tan repeatedly all over his body before driving away.

Mr Tan was left with abrasions and bruises to his face, arms and legs. He reported the incident to the police.

Goh, who has previous convictions for fighting and harassment, was jailed for eight weeks by District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan after admitting to the offence.

He could have been jailed for up to one year and/or fined up to $1,000 for causing hurt.

The second case took place in January. Cabby Michael Ng Aik Koon was driving along Braddell Road when a motorcyclist came up to him in the next lane.

Mr Ng, 50, slowed to allow the motorcyclist, Ngo Boon Pin, to overtake him.

But the 26-year-old Malaysian construction worker did not. Instead, he continued to ride close to the cab.

Irked by this, Mr Ng sounded his horn.

Ngo then followed the cabby along the Pan-Island Expressway towards Jurong.

At Adam Road, the cabby heard a loud sound coming from the side of his vehicle and saw Ngo holding a metal chain.

Mr Ng called the police. Later, he checked his vehicle and found two small dents, caused by the chain, on the trimming around the front passenger's side window.

District Judge Low Wee Ping sentenced Ngo to two weeks' jail for his rash act.

He could have been jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500.

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