Wong Yew Tien, 42-years-old, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt and one count of using criminal force to deter public servants from their duties. A third charge for public nuisance was also considered for his sentencing.
He was sentenced to 7 months imprisonment yesterday (14 January).
Wong was seen in a viral video last year challenging the police to a fight before being tasered by one of the officers and arrested.
On 16 July 2021, Wong was found lying on the ground at Block 802 French Road at about 1.35pm, at LEFA de Cafe.
An ambulance was called and paramedics soon arrived and attached electrocardiogram probes to his chest, but he suddenly became violent and started shouting and throwing chairs.
The paramedics couldn’t control him and the police called – the police were informed that Wong was on drugs.
Wong then started challenging people at the coffeeshop to fight as three passers-by tried to subdue him while waiting for the police.
The police then arrived and the three witnesses then released Wong, who then got back on his feet and challenged one of the witnesses, a coffeeshop supervisor, to a fight.
He then threw a table and challenged a police officer to fight, charging at the policeman and challenging another police officer to fight as well.
Wong was told to calm down multiple times but then charged at a policewoman, who fended off his attack.
Wong then attacked the policeman and bruised his forearm, before eventually being subdued by the officers after they fired 2 taser shots at him.
Wong had many convictions prior, with the earliest dating back to 1994 for theft. He was previously jailed 6 and a half years in 2000 as well as given 8 strokes of the cane for culpable homicide not amounting to murder with common intention.
He was also jailed 3 months in 2014 for also voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from duty, the same offence he was charged with in the present.
He was also previously ordered to go to a drug rehabilitation centre and is presently under a drug rehab regime.