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Australian road rage offender ordered to pay 10,000 baht fine + damages

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A road rage incident in Phuket has proved rather costly for the Australian man involved, who was been fined 10,000 baht and ordered to pay 40,000 baht in damages.

Navale Lachlan has been charged with breaking the wing mirror on a minivan after getting involved in an altercation with the driver, Mr Monnapan Makarapan.

The Phuket Express reports that Lachlan was a passenger in a car being driven by his friend from the United Arab Emirates, Haider Rubay on Monday, May 29.

When the car allegedly swerved in front of Monnapan’s minivan, then slammed on the brake, the minivan driver says it nearly caused a collision. He then proceeded to follow the car, honking continuously, until both vehicles came to a stop.

It is at this point that a dispute ensued in which Lachlan broke the wing mirror on the minivan. Following the incident, it’s understood Mr Rubay returned to his country that evening, fearing legal repercussions.

The Phuket Kwaeng Court fined Lachlan 10,000 baht and ordered him to pay 40,000 baht in damages to the minivan driver. The Australian was also sentenced to 2 months’ imprisonment but this was suspended with one year probation.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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