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Driver stopped for not wearing safety belt ends up arrested for assaulting cops, Singapore News



A 27-year-old driver who was stopped by traffic police along Jurong Town Hall Road on Tuesday morning (Jan. 29) for not wearing a seat belt, became violent and assaulted two of the cops after he was found Arrest warrant.

Pictures of the man being detained were posted on the Facebook page of the Singapore Taxi Driver by Ada Wang showing the man lying on a grass and policemen standing around him.

In response to a media question from Stomp, police said they also seized substances suspected of being controlled drugs, drug-related paraphernalia and a punch in the man's vehicle.

Here is the police statement in full:

"On January 29, 2019, at 1032 a.m., Traffic Police agents were patrolling along Jurong Town Hall Road when a car driven by a 27-year-old man was stopped for not wearing a seat belt.

"During the check, the man did not cooperate and was set up to have a pending arrest warrant.

Photo: Facebook / Ada Wang

"He was violent and assaulted two police officers during the arrest.

"Substances suspected to be controlled drugs, drug-related paraphernalia and a knuckle-duster were also seized from the man's vehicle.

"Investigations by the Singapore Police and the Central Narcotics Office are ongoing.

"Any person convicted of voluntarily injuring a civil servant in the performance of his or her duty may be arrested for up to seven years with a fine or with cane or any combination of such punishment."

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