Man jailed after cellphone attack

2001-05-16 10:54

Singapore - A lawyer who struck a motorist with his mobile phone was sentenced to one year's jail after the prosecution said he behaved like a "gangster", it was reported on Wednesday.

Edmund Wong Sin Yee's term was increased from three months after the prosecution appealed the "woefully lenient" initial sentence in the High Court, The Straits Times said. He was also fined 1 000 Singapore dollars ($555).

The court heard that Wong squeezed into the lane of another motorist who then sounded his horn. In the ensuing confrontation, Wong struck the man in the mouth with a mobile phone and, although his car was not damaged, demanded compensation. - Sapa-DPA