New video shows man at Selegie Road threw punches at woman, ran across 5 lanes during dispute

He was charged with public nuisance on Mar. 25.

Fiona Tan | March 26, 2023, 07:42 PM

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A 34-year-old Singaporean man was involved in a physical altercation with three other women at around 6am on Mar. 19.

In clips of the incident, the man was caught chasing after a woman and attacking passing drivers at Selegie Road.

On Mar. 25, the man identified as Lee Wei Jian was charged in court with being a public nuisance for abruptly stopping his vehicle in the middle of the road abruptly and threatening other road users, thus causing danger and annoyance to the public.

Seen attacking one of three women

Another video of the incident, showing a top-down view, was shared on the SG Road Vigilante - SGRV (SGRV) Facebook group on Mar. 25.

In this new video, Lee, wearing a turquoise green t-shirt, can be seen throwing punches at one of the three women.

The same silver BMW M4 had the driver's door open, and loud wails and screams coming from a woman can be heard in the video.

The victim, who was wearing what looked like grey skinny jeans, was standing with her back against a concrete road barricade.

One of the women used body to shield victim

Another woman in a dress and a pair of black boots faced the victim, circling her arms around the latter's neck.

She appeared to be using her body to protect the victim from Lee's blows, but he found a way around her and continued his attack.

A loud voice, likely from Lee, can be heard even from a distance.

While Lee was attacking the victim, another woman, also in a dress and boots and a light-coloured crossbody bag, appeared to be talking and texting on a phone. For brief moments, she also tried to stop Lee from hitting the victim.

In the new video, Lee ran diagonally across five lanes in the direction of Tekka Centre on Sungei Road, pointing at something before he moved out of the camera frame.

It is unclear what he was pointing at.

Screenshot from SGRV video.

Sped off without women

The victim bolted off in the opposite direction of Selegie Road and went out of the camera's frame.

The two women in dresses and boots remained at the scene.

One of the two remaining women opened and closed the front passenger door, circled around the back of the stationary BMW, and reached for her belongings through the driver's door despite oncoming traffic.

Screenshot from SGRV video.

Screenshot from SGRV video.

Lee dashed across several lanes and returned to the scene, where he interacted with the two women before going into his vehicle and speeding off.

He left both women behind.

The two women remained at the scene until the end of the video.

Earlier clips of the incident

Lee could be seen chasing after the victim in other clips of the incident.

These clips likely showed earlier parts of the incident, before he sped off.

Passersby reported witnessing the victim crying and running around the silver BMW M4 in an attempt to escape a "furious" Lee, who was in pursuit.

They said Lee allegedly grabbed the victim by her hair and hit her vigorously while he tried to force her to get into the BMW.

He could also be seen behaving violently towards cars passing by, and allegedly hurling vulgarities and reaching into some of these vehicles to meddle with their dashboard cameras.

He was also accused of pulling a passenger's hair and scratched her chest and arms, after realising that the passenger was filming him.

Charged on Mar. 25

Based on the police's preliminary investigations, Lee and the victim are a couple and they were having a dispute along the road.

According to court documents, Lee was charged on Mar. 25 for being a public nuisance for abruptly stopping his vehicle in the middle of the road abruptly and threatening other road users, thus causing danger and annoyance to the public.

He was denied bail and is currently remanded at the central police division at the Police Cantonment Complex.

If found guilty for the offence of public nuisance, Lee can be fined up to S$2,000.

Additionally, if Lee is found to have committed the offence while knowing that it will cause, or will probably cause any common injury, danger or annoyance to the public, he can be jailed up to three months, fined up to S$2,000, or both.

Faces seven other charges

Lee is also facing seven other charges, according to court documents.

Injured a woman in 2022

He currently faces two charges for using criminal force, one charge for voluntarily causing bodily pain and one charge for voluntarily causing hurt to a woman, on Jul. 2, 2022.

Court documents stated that Lee was in an intimate relationship with the woman, while SGRV wrote that the pair were engaged at that time.

He allegedly grabbed the woman's neck, pushed her towards an escalator at Marina Bay Sands and caused her to fall.

Later in a Marina Bay Sands hotel room, Lee swung the woman, who hit a table and became injured, and punched her.

The offence of voluntarily causing hurt carries a jail term of up to three years, a fine up to S$5,000, or both while the offence of using criminal force carries a jail term of up to three months, a fine up to S$1,500, or both.

Broke into a house in 2019

He was also charged with conspiring with others to break into a house and to commit theft on Oct. 30, 2019.

Later on the same day, Lee and a few others allegedly burnt three of the stolen items – two identity cards and one passport.

For this, Lee was handed two charges – one under the Passport Act and the other under the National Registration Act.

The former carries a fine up to S$3,000, jail up to two years, or both while the latter carries a fine up to S$5,000, jail up to five years, or both.

Lee is set to return to court on Apr. 5, 2023.

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