23-year-old man charged after having friend over for drinks during CB period

Seven others were charged for abusive and irresponsible behaviour during circuit breaker.

Syahindah Ishak| May 16, 12:12 PM

On Apr. 19, the traffic police arrested a 23-year-old male Malaysian motorcyclist at Yishun Avenue 6.

Drink-driving and breaching CB regulations

According to a police news release on May 15, the 23-year-old was sending a friend back home.

He had failed the breathalyser test and admitted that he had consumed alcohol at his residence with his friend.

He was charged for drink-driving under Section 67(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Act.

For leaving his place of residence and meeting his friend for social purpose, the man was also charged under Section 34(7) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.

Apart from the 23-year-old, another man, a 46-year-old Singaporean, was also stopped for speeding along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) towards Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Apr. 25.

The man failed the breathalyser test and admitted to the traffic police officer that he had consumed alcohol at a friend’s place at Selegie Road.

He was charged with speeding and driving under the influence of drinks.

The man was also charged under Section 34(7) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 for leaving his place of residence and drinking at his friend’s place.

Six others charged

Six others were charged in court on Friday (May 15) for abusive and irresponsible behaviour related to flouting safe distancing measures during circuit breaker.

According to a May 15 police news release, the offenders are aged between 23 and 76.

Here are the details of each case:

Intentionally coughed at another person's face

On Mar. 30, a 41-year-old Singaporean man had refused to have his temperature taken at the entrance of Tampines Central's SingPost outlet.

He had also told a SingPost staff that he might have the "coronavirus" and intentionally coughed without covering his mouth.

The man then argued with a SingPost customer and intentionally coughed at the customer’s face.

More details of his case can be read here.

Assaulted auxiliary police officers

A 60-year-old Singaporean man had assaulted two auxiliary police officers (APOs) on Feb. 7 at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

The man was creating a scene at SGH's Accident and Emergency (A&E) department when the two APOs approached him.

He was also charged for other offences.

Hurled vulgarities at police officers

A 76-year-old Indonesian man was arrested for hurling vulgarities at two police officers at a foreign worker dormitory along Kampong Ampat on Apr. 17.

According to police, the man is the dormitory director.

The police had responded to a call for assistance as the man had behaved aggressively towards Ministry of Manpower (MOM) officers who were conducting inspections at the dormitory.

He was charged with two counts of using abusive language towards a public servant.

Pointed middle finger at one of the ambassadors

At about 11am on Apr. 18, a 29-year-old Singaporean man was spotted not wearing a mask by two SG Clean Ambassadors at Commonwealth Crescent Market.

The ambassadors advised the man to wear a mask but he ignored them and walked away.

At about 1:50pm on the same day, the man was spotted not wearing a mask again by the two ambassadors at the same location.

Yet again, he refused to heed their advice and hurled vulgarities at them.

In addition, he pointed his middle finger at one of the ambassadors and pushed the other when he was leaving the market.

For not wearing a mask in public, the man was charged under Section 34(7) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.

He was also charged with intentional harassment and using criminal force.

Smashed neighbour's window with golf club

On Apr. 18, a 52-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for damaging his neighbours' windows with a golf club.

He was upset at the smell of cigarette smoke purportedly coming from his neighbours' units.

One female neighbour was hurt when a falling glass shard hit her arm.

For his offences, the man was charged under Section 426 and Section 337(a) of the Penal Code.

He was also charged under Section 34(7) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 for leaving his place of residence without a mask and without a valid reason.

Involved in vice activities

A 37-year-old female Chinese national was arrested on May 5 in an anti-vice operation by police at a condominium unit along 30 Jalan Kemaman.

The woman had allowed a man, who does not reside at the place, into the condominium on two separate occasions (May 5 and Apr. 19).

For allowing the man into her place of residence on both dates, she was charged under Section 34(7) of the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.

The woman was also investigated for her involvement in vice activities.

Top composite image from SPF/Facebook, Nigel Chua.