Drunk Briton fined for Singapore air rage

SINGAPORE, Nov 15, 2007 (AFP) – A British man was fined 3,472 US dollars in a Singapore court after he pleaded guilty to abusive behaviour during a flight from London, a court official said Thursday. Gareth Gaudion admitted in court Wednesday that he was drunk and abused the Singapore Airlines crew during the November 2 flight to Singapore. The incident also included an attempt to molest a stewardess. The Straits Times newspaper reported that Gaudion used abusive language to refer to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew during the flight, and when his requests for more alcohol were not met, he grabbed a steward’s shirt and pushed him.