Trans-Cab taxi driver charged with criminal intimidation, causing hurt

Trans-Cab taxi driver charged with criminal intimidation, causing hurt

Screenshots from videos circulating online of the incidents involving a Trans-Cab taxi driver
Screenshots from videos circulating online of the incidents involving a Trans-Cab taxi driver. 

SINGAPORE: A Trans-Cab taxi driver captured on video cursing at his passengers and kicking and punching another driver's car was charged on Thursday (Dec 5).

Feng Zhanning, 42, was involved in a dispute with his passengers at Far East Plaza taxi stand on Nov 24 at about 10pm.

A video of the incident shows him hurling vulgarities at a man and woman, one of whom was carrying a baby.

During the dispute, he is said to have swung a pair of pliers at a male passenger and pushed a female passenger, causing her to fall backwards and sustain abrasions on her palm. 

The police said the five-month-old baby was unhurt.

In another video circulating online, Feng is seen punching and kicking another driver's car.

The incident took place on Nov 22 at about 3.20pm along Paterson Hill, the police said. 

Investigations found that Feng had confronted a car driver after being honked at. During the confrontation, he kicked and used his fist and elbow to hit the victim's car, damaging it in the process.

The car driver was unhurt, the police added.

Feng was arrested on Wednesday at Woodlands Checkpoint.

He was charged with criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt in the Nov 24 case. If convicted, he faces fines and up to two years' jail on each charge.

No charges have been filed in the road rage case.

In response to media queries, Trans-Cab said that the driver, a Singaporean, returned the taxi on Nov 27 after another service offence where he refused to cooperate with the company.

Source: CNA/mn(cy)

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