Film producer Charles Heung Wah-keung's son fined for assaulting cabbie

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 11:09am

The youngest son of entertainment mogul Charles Heung Wah-keung has been placed on a one-year good-behaviour bond for assaulting and using foul language on a taxi driver.

Jonathan Heung, a businessman, was bound over for HK$1,000 and required to pay a court fee of HK$500.

His father is a veteran film producer and chairman of Hong Kong-listed China Star Entertainment.

On February 4, Heung, 26, hailed a taxi in Tsuen Wan to go to Sheung Wan, Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai heard in Eastern Court yesterday.

When the vehicle reached Gough Street in Central, a dispute arose over the route the cabbie had taken.

Heung jabbed the taxi driver's forehead with a finger and swore at him in Cantonese at least three times, the court heard.

The driver quoted Heung as saying: "What the f*** are you doing?", "What the f*** now?" and "What the f*** do you want?".

The driver suffered bruises to his forehead and called the police, who arrested Heung at the scene.

Heung was charged yesterday with common assault and using offensive language in a taxi.

Laws regulating public service vehicles bar passengers from using obscene or offensive language or conducting themselves in a disorderly manner. Offenders are liable to a fine of up to HK$3,000 and six months in jail.

On September 6, 2009, Heung, then an interior designer, fought with two men outside a 7-Eleven store in Stanley. He was charged with fighting in a public place and agreed to be bound over for 12 months.