Singaporean Motorbike Rider Charged After Allegedly Attacking a Phuket Traffic Police Officer

Cherng Talay –

A Singaporean motorbike rider faces legal charges after he allegedly defamed and attacked a traffic police officer in Cherng Talay.

Corporal Siripetch Ketmoon of the Cherng Talay Traffic Police told the Phuket Express that he was on duty with other traffic police officers on Wednesday (March 13th) at a traffic checkpoint at an intersection near a traffic police box at noon in front of the Cherng Talay Police Station.

Mr. LIM, 37, Singaporean national, last name withheld by police, who was riding a motorbike, was stopped as he was not wearing a helmet. He was also unable to provide a legal driving license. He was asked to come into the police box to pay penalty fines.

Mr. Lim then allegedly threw money into Corporal Siripetch’s face. The police officers then asked Mr. Lim to get out of the police box but he allegedly refused and smacked Corporal Siripetch’s face, who sustained minor injuries.

Mr. Lim was arrested for defaming and attacking a police officer who was on duty.

Body footage of the incident can be found on our Facebook here.

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.