Couple fined for kicking hotel staff, insulting policeman and drunk paramedic


SINGAPORE — After drinking copious amounts of alcohol at a wedding, the couple caused a ruckus in a hotel lobby, smashing furniture and swearing at hotel staff, a police officer and an ambulance attendant.

On Thursday, March 31, Cheryl Teo Kai Lin, 29, and Foo Yong-Yao, 32, were fined $6,300 and $4,100, respectively.

Teo’s seven counts include harassment, intoxicated public embarrassment and failure to wear a mask, while her husband faced three similar counts but was not charged for not wearing a mask.

The court heard the couple attended a wedding reception at the Andaz Singapore hotel on March 21 last year, where they drank alcohol.

As they sat in the hotel lobby, Teo made a ruckus, damaging a coffee table and trying to knock over chairs.

She also kicked a hotel staff member on her left shoulder.

Meanwhile, Foo looked like he was about to vomit, and hotel staff tried to stop him and get a taxi to leave.

Foo fell off the armrest of a chair he was sitting on and injured one of his fingers, prompting a 995 call at around 6.25pm.

While being attended to by a Singapore Civil Defense Force paramedic, Foo and Teo verbally abused the paramedic and other hotel staff.

The police were called.

When an officer arrived, Teo shouted and shouted repeatedly and swore at him.

As Teo did not calm down and did not wear a mask, the couple was arrested.

Teo had previously been fined $200 for drink-driving and banned from driving for 15 months, which Deputy District Attorney Benedict Teong said showed a ‘lack of restraint in drinking alcohol’. .

The couple’s attorney, Mr. Selva Kumara Naidu, filed a psychiatric report stating that Teo’s depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) arose under the disinhibiting condition of “high amounts of alcohol “consumed.

However, DPP Teong argued that the report did not show or indicate that his mental conditions were related to his offences.


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