Spitting case: Accused faces 2 more charges

Spitting case: Accused faces 2 more charges

THE man accused of spitting at two women at a bus interchange faced two more charges on Friday, bringing the total to six.

Odd-job worker Juraimi Kamaludin is alleged to have spat several times in the face of Ms Lee Kuan Eng, 34, and in the face of Ms Teoh Lay Peng, 41, at Woodlands Regional Interchange on Oct 22. The incident was caught on video.

The 48-year-old was charged in October for the alleged offences, and for behaving aggressively to cause annoyance and danger to the public and other passengers on bus service 950.

He had also been accused of behaving in a disorderly manner at a void deck in Bukit Batok on Sept 8.

One of the two fresh charges on Friday states that Juraimi had spat at Ms Lee again about 20 minutes after the earlier alleged spitting incident.

The other charge states that he allegedly committed a rash act by pushing Ms Teoh out of the bus at about 9.30pm that day.

Juraimi, who is out on $10,000 bail, is applying for legal aid.

If convicted of using criminal force, he could be jailed for up to three months, fined up to $1,500 or both.

The spitting charges fall under this section.

The maximum penalty for committing a rash act is six months' jail and a $2,500 fine.

The case has been adjourned to Dec 20.

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