Russian DJ Arrested After Hit-and-Run Accident in Surat Thani

Surat Thani –

In Surat Thani, a wanted Russian DJ found himself in police custody after a hit-and-run incident on Pha Ngan Island. The accident resulted in serious injuries to a motorbike rider.

According to the Koh Pha Ngan Tourist Police, the incident occurred on July 30th of last year. Mr. Vigen, driving a white SUV, collided with a motorbike on Pha Ngan Island. The motorbike rider sustained severe injuries, but the SUV driver fled the scene. Law enforcement officers tracked down the suspect using nearby CCTV footage.

On Friday, July 5th, authorities arrested Mr. Vigen, a 36-year-old Russian national, at a residence in the Baan Tai sub-district of Koh Pha Ngan district. He faces charges of reckless driving resulting in serious injuries and damage to other property. The arrest followed a warrant issued by the Samui Provincial Court. Mr. Vigen was taken to the Koh Pha Ngan Police Station for further legal proceedings.

Interestingly, Mr. Vigen is a well-known Russian superstar and DJ who previously worked in various tourist provinces in Thailand. His recent return to Pha Ngan Island was to perform at the Full Moon Party.

Mr. Vigen did not immediately release a plea or statement in response to the charges.

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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 five 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.