'Road bully' student charged in court with driving recklessly and threatening woman

'Road bully' student charged in court with driving recklessly and threatening woman

SINGAPORE - Quek Zhen Hao was accused of two counts of driving in a rash manner and one of displaying threatening behaviour towards a female motorist.


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Road bully arrested

Ronald Loh | The New Paper | Saturday, Feb 15, 2014

The Honda Civic driver caught on video allegedly chasing two separate cars on the same day has been arrested.

Police confirmed yesterday that a 24-year-old man involved in the alleged road bullying case had been arrested on Tuesday and investigations are ongoing.

On Feb 3, two videos of undergraduate Quek Zhen Hao allegedly behaving aggressively on the road went viral, turning him into an overnight focus of attention.

He had allegedly tailgated, overtook and braked dangerously in front of two separate cars within hours on Jan 29.

In the first video, he was also allegedly seen getting out of his vehicle to confront the other driver.

The videos prompted anonymous Web users to post online his parents' address and photos of his girlfriend.

FEAR

In an exclusive interview with The New Paper last week, Mr Quek said he feared for the safety of himself and his loved ones as netizens made more than 10 online threats against him.

He said then: "(They) terrorised my family and girlfriend. They were asking secret societies to come and look for me. They said they want to damage the car and find my girlfriend's address. They also made dirty comments about her.

"I want Singaporeans to stop taking aim at my family and my girlfriend because I am truly sorry for this incident and for endangering others."

He also said he was ready to accept any punishment that the authorities may mete out to him, but said his family should not be dragged into the matter.

He also posted an apology video during the week, hoping to quell the online storm.

But the YouTube apology did not appease netizens. Scripted, lengthy and not sincere, some said then.

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