Man who pushed police officers faces 11 charges, caused trouble at 4 other places as well

An Australian man is believed to be the individual who got aggressive with policemen at Changi Airport Terminal 2 in an incident that went viral after videos of it were uploaded online.

The court heard that Jason Peter Darragh, 44, is likely to have broken the law on several occasions during multiple drunken sprees here. 

The Straits Times reports that he faces 11 charges.

Three of those are for using vulgar language on police officers, two for using criminal force on them and another two counts of causing annoyance to others while drunk in a public place.

Darragh was also charged with one count each of assaulting a police officer, using abusive words on a man, committing mischief and being found drunk and incapable of taking care of himself in a public place.

Between 12.15am and 12.30am on April 20, he allegedly threw a man's mobile phone on the floor and used vulgar language on him at the departure hall.

When policemen Inspector Elzac Lim Chee Keong and Senior Staff Sergeant Koh See Yong spoke to Darragh, he is said to have pushed the officers and threatened them with vulgarities.

He also allegedly hit Senior Staff Sgt Koh in the face.

According to court documents, he is alleged to have became drunk and causing annoyance in front of McGettigan's CQ bar in Clarke Quay at about 4.50am the next day

At around 12.20am on April 26, Darragh was reportedly found drunk and incapable of taking care of himself in a restroom at Orchard Towers.

Later, he is said to have hurled vulgarities at a third policeman, Sgt Ali Kamaruzamanlater, when he ended up at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Darragh is also accused of being drunk and causing annoyance to a woman at a taxi stand at Tan Tye Place, near Clarke Quay at around 5am on May 1.

He was offered bail of $20,000 and will be back in court on Friday (May 19).

The Straits Times

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