Bus driver who shouted at policeman resigns, currently under police investigation

A bus driver who shouted at a police officer at around 3.20pm on Sep 27 at 31 Jurong Street 23, has resigned and is currently under police investigation.

In an earlier Stomp article, it was reported that during the exchange, the driver used obscene language and made hand gestures as the officer was patiently trying to calm him down.

A video of what happened posted on Fabrications About The PAP shows him getting increasingly agitated as the conversation went on and he continuously yelled at the policeman.

At around the 30-second mark of the video, he can be heard saying an obscene word in Hokkien.

Shortly after, he used another vulgarity and was told to watch his language.

Towards the end of the video, the driver started conversing with a second police officer at the scene in Mandarin. The recording then ends.

A caption on the video stated that the driver was operating a free shuttle bus that ferries passengers to Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

When contacted, a spokesman for the university told Stomp that he has since resigned from the transport company.

"The driver is an employee of Tong Tar Transport Service Pte Ltd that provides shuttle bus services to NTU. According to Tong Tar, the driver has since resigned from the company," said the spokesman.

Before the video was recorded, the driver had been alighting passengers on a double yellow line.

In Singapore, unbroken double yellow lines indicate that motorists cannot park their vehicles along the road at all times.

The bus driver was stopped by an officer from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) over what happened.

Unhappy with the LTA officer's actions, the bus driver started arguing with him.

The police were then called in.

Stomp understands that the bus driver is now under investigation for his dispute with the LTA officer.

Said a police spokesman in response to a Stomp query:

"On Sep 27, 2017, at 3.19pm, police were alerted to a case of threatening, abusing or insulting public service worker at 31 Jurong Street 63.

"Police investigations are ongoing."