Senior consultant from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in court over road rage

Photo from JurongHealth Campus website
Photo from JurongHealth Campus website

SINGAPORE — A senior consultant from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital was charged in the State Courts over a road rage incident that occured in March this year.

Dr Lennard Harold Thean See Yin, 55, is the head of ophthalmology – which deals with eye-related diseases – in JurongHealth Campus and a senior consultant in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre, according to his profile on JurongHealth Campus’ website.

Honked continuously at car, threw glass bottle

Thean, a Singaporean, was charged on 3 July with one count of using threatening behaviour while driving on 18 March, by honking continuously and following behind a car driven by Martin Lu Junwei.

The alleged encounter constitutes a breach under the Protection from Harassment Act.

Thean allegedly followed Lu’s car along Queen Astrid Park Road at around 8.37pm. Minutes later, he is said to have thrown a glass bottle at Lu’s car, resulting in the bottle hitting the rear left tail light.

Thean faces a second charge of committing a rash act for his action.

Out on $5,000 bail

Appearing in court on Wednesday (24 July), Thean discharged his lawyer Harvindarjit Singh Bath. He is expected to return to court on 14 August and is out on a $5,000 bail.

JurongHealth Campus is a part of the National University Health System (NUHS) group. It includes hospitals in the western region of Singapore, including Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital.

According to his profile, Thean joined JurongHealth Campus in 2014. Before that, he was the Clinical Director of Ophthalmology at National University Hospital from 2002.

If convicted on committing a rash act, Thean may be jailed up to six months, or fined $2,500, or both. If convicted for using threatening behaviour, he could be jailed up to six months or fined up to $5,000, or both.

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