SINGAPORE – The case of the Certis officer who struck a speeding driver with a personal mobility device (PMD) with a kungfu-style kick in 2019 is final, with the driver detained for six days and the officer released.
A video of the incident, captured from a vehicle dash cam, was broadcast widely on the Internet.
In response to inquiries from the Straits Times, a Certis spokesman said the police had their law enforcement officer on the 18th. Certis fired him in June.
“The officer is no longer employed by Certis,” the spokesman said, adding that Certis has a zero tolerance policy against excessive use of force and will take tough action against officials who violate protocols.
The 28-year-old driver Goh Ting Feng was born on March 6.
His PMD weighed 30.54 kg, more than 10 kg over the 20 kg weight limit.
An additional fee for failing to stop his device when required has been taken into account. His PMD has since been forfeited by the authority.
Goh struck a red light at high speed at the intersection of Bedok Reservoir Road and Bedok Rservoir View at around 6.45 p.m. on December 10, 2019. Nor did he stop when the auxiliary policeman Kishok Kumar Ragu ordered it.
In a video clip posted on SG Road Vigilante, a Facebook community page, a uniformed officer – identified as Mr Kisohk in a court statement – is seen running across the expressway as the driver approaches the intersection at high speed.
As the driver approaches the intersection without braking, you can see the policeman kicking him to the side. The driver loses control and his scooter hits the curb, crashing onto the sidewalk behind some bushes.
The clip shows the officer kicking the driver sideways on Bedok Reservoir Road on Tuesday (December 10) at around 7 p.m. as he approaches the intersection without slowing down. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB BY YOUTUBE
Both men were injured.
The netizens were divided, and as many praised the officer for his decisive action as chatted for his rash action. By March 2021, the video clip had more than 170,000 views on YouTube.
When asked what measures Certis has taken to arrest driving drivers who do not stop on command, the agency appointed by the LTA for enforcement work said it has standard procedures in place for dealing with such scenarios.
But you’d rather not divulge them so they don’t jeopardize future enforcement efforts.