NTU assistant professor accused of road rage along the PIE

Amir Hussain
Senior Reporter
Wang Jianliang faces three charges of using criminal force, doing a rash act to endanger the personal safety of others, and mischief. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

An associate professor from Nanyang Technological University was in court on Monday (7 December) over road rage-related charges along an expressway.

Wang Jianliang, 60, is accused of intentionally applying the emergency brakes of his car twice in front of another motorist when there was no reason for him to do so, along the Pan-Island Expressway near Pioneer Road North on 16 March 2017.

As a result of the alleged rash act, motorist Samuel Lim Yong Soon’s car crashed into the rear of Wang’s car.

Wang purportedly also hit the bonnet of Lim’s car four times. Lim allegedly had to incur costs amounting to $2,171 for the damage to his car.

Wang, who was first charged in court in November last year, also allegedly used criminal force by grabbing Lim’s right arm. He will be back in court on 22 January.

According to his academic profile, Wang received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1982. He got his masters and doctorate degrees in the same field from The Johns Hopkins University in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

He has been with NTU’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering since 1990.

The maximum penalty for using criminal force is up to three months’ jail and a fine of up to $1,500.

For doing a rash act to endanger the personal safety of others, a person who is convicted faces up to six months’ jail and a maximum fine of $2,500.

For committing mischief and causing loss or damage amounting to $500 or above, the maximum punishment is up to two years’ jail and a fine.

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