UPDATE: Phuket Motorbike Taxi Rider Facing Charges of Making Threats and Defamation

Phuket –

A motorbike taxi rider who was fined after he was caught being impolite and unprofessional to a passenger in Patong has faced more charges of making threats and defamation and has a past history of the behavior.

Our previous story:

The motorbike taxi rider was later identified by Patong Police only as Mr. Prasertchai, 37, from Nakhon Si Thammarat.

The victim, Ms. Wilaiwan, has also filed a report for legal action against the motorbike taxi driver. The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (May 11th) that the motorbike taxi driver has faced other charges for making threats and defamation in the past and Prasertchai admitted to the charges. Thai courts had already judged him and he was imprisoned for one year but received suspension of his imprisonment sentence with probation.

He was also fined for 4,000 baht. It is expected after this most recent incident that Prasertchai will return to jail without probation.


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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.