August 4, 2022

$4k fine for woman who scratched and kicked police officers, pushed taxi driver

By brit

SINGAPORE – After a dispute with a taxi driver over payment for a ride, Carlie Jayne Guy pushed him into nearby bushes.

After police officers were called to the scene, the Briton scratched one of them and kicked another.

Guy, 37, was fined $4,000 on Thursday (Aug 4) after she pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntarily causing hurt and two charges over use of criminal force.

Two other charges were taken into consideration during her sentencing.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Regina Lim said in court documents that on Feb 2, 2019, Guy boarded a taxi driven by Mr Simon Tan and they reached the drop-off point of City Square Residences at 2 Kitchener Link at about 5.15am.

She added: “When Tan sought to collect his taxi fare from the accused, the accused claimed that she had paid for the taxi fare via the Grab mobile phone application with her credit card.

“A dispute thus broke out between Tan and the accused.”

Guy then pushed Mr Tan towards the nearby bushes, causing him to stumble.

He then called the police and followed Guy as she walked away.

She was later stopped by police officers, placed under arrest and escorted back to the drop-off point.

As she was being held by two officers, she used the nail of her right thumb to scratch one of them a few times. The officer moved his hand away in pain.

He was later found to have sustained a 2cm scratch mark.