UPDATE: Phuket taxi driver in viral road rage video admits he took methamphetamine

Phuket –

A taxi driver in a viral road rage video has admitted that he took some methamphetamine pills before an argument with road users.

Our previous story:

A video clip of a taxi driver arguing with other road users has gone viral in social media.

The Kathu Police told the Phuket Express, “Today (October 11th) the taxi driver Mr. Jirasak Raiyai, 33, and Mr. Passakorn Sirichoochot, 37, who recorded the video went to the Kathu Police Station.

Police conducted urine tests with both of them. Mr. Jirasak tested positive for drug. Mr. Jirasak admitted to police that he took some methamphetamine pills before the incident.

The taxi driver is facing charges with using Category 1 Drugs and using them while driving.

It was unclear if his license would be immediately revoked or suspended.


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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.