UPDATE: Taxi Driver Surrenders after Attacking Mobile App Taxi Driver in Thalang

Thalang –

A local taxi driver surrendered to Thai police after they attacked a mobile application taxi driver in Cherng Talay.

Our previous story:

A mobile application taxi driver sustained injuries after he was attacked by several men while he was picking a passenger up at a beach club in Cherng Talay, according to a police report.

Now for the update:

The Cherng Talay Police told the Phuket Express that on Monday (December 4th), Mr. Gam (alias), 48, surrendered to police. Gam told police that he attacked the mobile application taxi driver. Mr. Lung (alias), 46, who came with Mr. Gam told police that he saw the incident and tried to stop Mr. Gam unsuccessfully.

Mr. Gam said he used a wooden stick to hit the mobile application taxi driver two times after they started an argument. Mr. Gam tried to stop the mobile application taxi driver from picking up a passenger near his taxi stand.

Mr. Gam has apologized to the mobile application taxi driver and other taxi driver operators as well as the Phuket people. He has realized that he has damaged the Phuket tourism image.

The Cherng Talay Police said Mr. Gam is facing charges of bodily and mental harm and remains in custody as of press time.

The Phuket Express notes that the victim, whose name was withheld for his privacy and has since relocated to Trang due to concerns about his safety, previously believed in his statement to police that more than one person was involved. However, Mr. Gam has taken full responsibility and accountability for the incident.

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.