This 29 year old Swede guy will get 12 weeks jail for not only refused to foot the bill for his taxi journey, but also rained punches on a taxi driver for demanding his payment.
Blomqvist Andreas Michel was convicted of voluntarily causing hurt for the incident that happened late last year (14 Sep).
Despite his attack on the 60-year-old taxi driver, the court gave Blomqvist a lighter sentence after taking into account evidence of his “good character”.
Blomqvist had refused to pay for his ride, after alighting at Ang Mo Kio Ave 2, prompting taxi driver Koh Tat Wah to chase him and demand payment. Blomqvist said, in his defence, that he tried to walk away and only hit Koh in self-defence.
Blomqvist added that he wrote a letter of apology to the victim offering to settle the full taxi fare, paying all medical costs borne by the victim and giving some form of compensation.