Ferrari auntie who assaulted driver facing jail after appeal gets dismissed

An elderly woman's appeal to receive a mandatory treatment order (MTO), instead of being sentenced to jail, was dismissed yesterday (Sep 27) by the High Court.

According to The Straits Times, an Institute of Mental Health (IMH) psychiatrist report found that Shi Ka Yee, 73, was not suitable for MTO.

Justice Chan Seng Onn dismissed the appeal following the IMH report, which he had ordered earlier.

Shi, was sentenced to four weeks in jail and a six-month driving ban on Mar 16 for assaulting motorist, Raphael Chong, in 2014.

He had refused to move his car for hers to pass and told her not to drive a Ferrari if she did not know how to drive one

The Judge rejected her request to see her usual psychiatrist in Hong Kong, stating that there are many psychiatrists here in Singapore. 

She was convicted in August 2017 after a two-day trial at a district court.

Before this, Shi also pleaded guilty to at least four other charges resulting from various incidents.

One incident which occurred in 2015 was when she trapped a tree pruner in a crane bucket high above the ground for trimming a tree on her property.

Another incident in 2016, she stopped her Ferrari in the middle of Orchard Road after a private bus driver sounded his horn at her for driving slowly.

She is awaiting the sentence for these offences.

Shi is currently out on bail and will be back in a district court on Oct 25, when a district judge will decide when she commences her sentence.

Read the full story at The Straits Times.

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