Singapore Man Fined $1,000 For Drinking In Public

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ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A 52-year-old man who drank lager with his companions close to his house was on Thursday (May 5) fined the most extreme $1,000 after he confessed to a charge of devouring alcohol in an open spot amid denied hours (between 10.30 pm and 7am).

A locale court heard that at around 11 pm on Feb 22, Tan Gak Hin, whose occupation is not known, met four companions at a seat close Block 279 Bishan Street 24 – a five-minute stroll from his home.

At around 2.25am the following morning, somebody from the following square called the police to say that there had been yelling in the region for the past thirty minutes.

A policeman discovered Tan and his companions sitting on the seat at around 2.40am. They were drinking lager and smelled of liquor.

“The (officer) then told them of the encroachment under (the) Liquor Control Act and informed them to arrange regarding the remaining jars of brew (and) they recognized and consented to the headings,” the court got notification from a police prosecutor.

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The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act was gone in Parliament in January and came into power on April 1, 2015. It means to minimize open issue and disamenities emerging from drinking in broad daylight. – ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

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In relief, Tan told the court through a mediator that he didn’t violate the law purposely. He said he had been en route home when he saw his companions drinking, and they welcomed him to go along with them.

Tan, who did not have a legal counselor, told District Judge Ronald Gwee that he won’t rehash the offense.

The most extreme discipline for expending alcohol in an open spot amid an endorsed no open drinking period is a fine of $1,000, on a first conviction. Rehash guilty parties confront a greatest discipline of a $2,000 fine and three months’ prison.

As indicated by the police, this is the primary such indictment under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act, which was gone in Parliament in January a year ago. It produced results from April a year ago.

Tan had been gotten for the same offense twice some time recently. The first occasion when, he was given a notice, while the second time, he paid a piece fine.

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