Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dow Jones Reporter Gets In Singapore Brew-Ha-Ha

Instead of a Tip, Andrew Bevan Jones Gives Cabbie A Broken Nose

Journalists can appear on the wrong end of the police blotter too.
Given the law-and-order ways of Singapore, looks like Andrew Bevan Jones of Dow Jones (no relation), got off easy for punching a cab driver and breaking his nose when the cabbie couldn't make change.
Instead of up to a year in jail, he was fined the equivalent of $746 U.S.
After all, Jones' lawyer suggested, it was the cabbie's fault anyway for not having change on him even though he'd been working all night.
The lawyer left out any mention of the four beers Jones owned up to drinking before he got in the cab.

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