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Phuket authorities take legal against two taxi drivers following brawl in Karon

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The Phuket Land Transport Office says two taxi drivers face legal action as a result of a fight in Karon last week. As always, the fight on Patak Road on April 6 started with bickering over customers and, as is often the case, the terrified customers were witnesses to the drivers’ shocking behaviour.

According to Thai media, the driver from the App-based service was the attacker, wielding a tyre-changing wrench.

In a Phuket Express report, driver 1 became annoyed when driver 2 arrived to pick up customers at a Karon hotel. Driver 1 felt this was his “territory” and a verbal argument quickly escalated into a brawl. A video of both drivers fighting in front of the customers has since gone viral, with PLTO boss Atcha Buajan saying he has received a copy of the clip.

Following the altercation, both drivers filed separate complaints with Karon Police, with each one blaming the other. The authorities are now investigating, to ascertain if one or both drivers should lose their licences.

Meanwhile, the Krabi governor has called for a solution after taxi drivers at the province’s airport were also found to be fighting over customers.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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