UPDATE: Six taxi drivers arrested who were involved in a street fight in Patong, says it was a misunderstanding

Patong –

Six taxi drivers have been arrested yesterday (June 21st) after a video clip of motorbike taxi drivers fighting has gone viral in social media this week.

Our previous story:

A video clip from a dash cam of 4-5 taxi drivers wearing blue jackets fighting on Taweewong Road on June 18th has gone viral in social media.

Now, our update:

Lieutenant Colonel Prasert Thongplew of the Patong Police told the Phuket Express, “The fighting was between Tuk Tuk taxi drivers and a private motorbike driver after they argued about taking customers and parking spots.”

“Six people have been arrested yesterday as we have finished collecting all the details about the operators in Patong. They told us that they misunderstood about the incident and both parties don’t want to take any legal action against each other. They shook hands and apologized.” Lt. Col. Prasert stated.

It’s unclear if any further charges will come of the incident after both parties declined legal action and apologized to each other.

None of the people involved in the brawl suffered any significant injuries, Lt. Col. Prasert added.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.