Drunk jet pilot jailed after throwing equipment on lorry doing NDP cable works

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Man with a bottle in his hand. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Man with a bottle in his hand. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — A jet pilot drank the night away after returning to Singapore from a long-haul flight, and proceeded to disrupt cable installation works for the National Day Parade.

Australian Cameron Lachlan Milne, 40, went on board a lorry and threw equipment around while drunk. He then tried to flee, and dragged a national serviceman with him while falling down.

Cameron was jailed for 10 weeks and fined $5,000 on Friday (18 March), after he pleaded guilty to voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from his duty, using insulting words on a public servant, and being drunk in a public place.

Five other charges of a similar nature were considered for his sentencing.

Cameron was a private jet pilot who returned from London on 14 June 2018. That evening, he met friends for a drink at Boat Quay and consumed two pints of beer before heading to another bar at Pan Pacific Singapore. There, he shared two bottles of vodka with his friends.

At about 1.30am on 15 June 2018, Cameron left Pan Pacific Singapore to buy water at Marina Square. He encountered a team of workers doing cable installation works for that year's National Day Parade, clambered on board their lorry and threw their equipment around.

The team supervisor asked Cameron to get down, but he stumbled around and slurred, while smelling strongly of alcohol. The supervisor called the police and Cameron tried to flee, prompting the supervisor to alert the national servicemen who were escorting the cable works.

Cameron then fell into some bushes and pulled in a national serviceman in the process, ripping the serviceman’s shirt. The other national servicemen held onto Cameron until the police arrived.

Even as he was being escorted away in a police car, Cameron proved uncooperative and flailed in all directions. He struggled and kicked an officer on the left ear, and also shouted profanities at the officer.

A sample of his blood showed that Cameron had 240mg of Ethanol per 100ml of blood.

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