A car passenger who beat and choked a pedestrian who blocked his way was found guilty yesterday of assault and fined $3,000. Construction worker Wong Mou-cheung, 42, was being driven along Bowrington Road, Wan Chai, on June 10 when Tsu Yuen-shui, 60, 'blocked the way'. Mr Tsu, a technician, told Eastern Court magistrate Andrew Chan Hing-wai he was hit on the hip by a car while walking along the road because the footpath was too crowded. 'I stared at the driver, hoping he would wave his hand, smile at me, to signal that he was sorry, but he didn't,' Mr Tsu said. He went over to the driver and told him to be more careful. 'Three passengers, including the defendant, got out of the car. 'The defendant suddenly grabbed my neck and choked me,' Mr Tsu said. 'He told me to clear off and then punched and kicked me on my chest, stomach and leg.' Two Urban Services Department officers alerted police. Mr Tsu was treated in hospital for bruising. Wong, 42, defending himself, denied assaulting Mr Tsu and said he was standing in the middle of the road eating an ice-cream. The driver asked Mr Tsu to move but he refused, so Wong tried to pull him away, the court heard.