Man charged for allegedly driving over police officer's toe while evading arrest

Wan Ting Koh
·2 min read
Ryan Asyraf Mohammad A'zman was arrested for allegedly driving a car in a rash manner.
Ryan Asyraf Mohammad A'zman was arrested for allegedly driving a car in a rash manner. (PHOTOS: Singapore Police Force)

SINGAPORE — A man who drove over the toe of a police officer and dragged another while trying to evade them in a Bukit Batok carpark was charged over the act on Wednesday (30 December).

Ryan Asyraf Mohammad A'zman, a 26-year-old Singaporean, was handed two counts of committing a rash act which caused hurt to police officers Mohammad Idly Ali and Rubaneshwaran Gnanasubramaniam on Monday.

According to his charge sheets, Ryan had reversed a car while Rubaneshwaran was holding on to his right arm at around 3.55am at the carpark of Block 331 Bukit Batok Street 33. This allegedly caused Rubaneshwaran to lose his balance and fall after being dragged along by the car.

At the same time, Idly, who was also holding onto Ryan’s right arm, fell and had his left toe ran over by the reversing car.

No bail was offered to Ryan after he was charged. He will next appear in court on 27 January.

The officers were preparing to nab Ryan at the open-space carpark area but Ryan had refused to comply and tried to flee in his car. He also hit seven parked vehicles and a police vehicle in his flight attempt.

The two officers were conveyed conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and later discharged after receiving treatment. Ryan was later arrested in a unit at Blk 257 Jurong East Street 24.

Apart from his fresh offences, Ryan was also wanted for absconding from bail for an outstanding case of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon and driving while under disqualification, and by the Central Narcotics Bureau for failing to report for a urine test and for drug consumption.

A warrant of arrest was issued for him and will be reviewed on 11 January.

If convicted of a rash act causing hurt, he may be jailed up to one year, or with a maximum $5,000 fine, or with both.

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