Drunk man who urinated outside Orchard Towers jailed for using criminal force on policeman

Amir Hussain
Senior Reporter
Dulieu Billy Ronald, 31, pleaded guilty to one charge of using criminal force on a public servant.

SINGAPORE — A drunk man who urinated in public outside Orchard Towers hurled vulgarities at two policemen, a court heard.

Dulieu Billy Ronald, 31, also pushed away the hand of a policeman.

At the State Courts on Wednesday (21 August), the British national was jailed for three weeks. He pleaded guilty to one charge of using criminal force on a public servant.

Two other charges of using abusive words and using threatening words on a public servant were considered in sentencing.

Urinated in public

In the early hours of 13 November 2017, Dulieu left a club in Orchard Towers after drinking alcohol. He fell asleep at a massage chair inside the building.

At about 4.20am, three officers on foot patrol saw him sleeping. They woke him up and watched as he left the building and headed to a taxi stand.

At around 5am, Dulieu urinated in public near the taxi stand and the officers decided to arrest him.

One officer, a 27-year-old female police sergeant, went to fetch the patrol car while the two other officers, who were both 19 and serving their full-time national service, remained with Dulieu.

Hurled vulgarities

Dulieu, who was unsteady on his feet, was about to head towards the road, the court heard.

One officer wanted to use his left hand to hold onto Dulieu. However, the latter pushed the officer’s hand away and told him to “F*** off”.

The officer’s hand hit his own chest and he had to take a step back.

The other officer then handcuffed Dulieu after some resistance and the culprit was brought to the patrol car.

While on the way to Tanglin Police Division, Dulieu also spewed vulgarities at the officer who arrested him and was later sitting beside him in the car.

Dulieu told the officer, “F*** you”, “F*** your mother”, “You f***ing c***”, “Prick” and “I am going to f***ing kill you”.

The perpetrator also looked at the policeman and told him that he would kill him.

In sentencing, District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt noted the punishments meted out for previous similar cases involving the use of criminal force against police officers and said there is a strong public interest in protecting officers in the discharge of their duties.

The maximum punishment for using criminal force on a public servant is four years’ jail and a fine.

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