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Two Phuket taxi drivers charged after Bolt driver threatened, vehicle attacked

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Police in Phuket have charged two taxi drivers with damaging property and threatening behaviour after a Bolt driver’s vehicle was attacked last Sunday. While initial media reports stated it was one attacker, the Phuket Express reports that there were in fact, 3 drivers involved in the fracas.

It all kicked off when a legally registered, fully-compliant female Bolt driver picked up a foreign passenger from outside a restaurant in Bang Tao, in the northern part of Phuket’s west coast. Three men approached her car and proceeded to hit and jump on the vehicle.

Two of the men have been named as Wuttidet Promthong and Udomchai Pengsut. They were summoned to Cherng Ttalay Police Station where they were charged with damaging another person’s property and threatening someone. Police have not named the third driver, but say he has also been summoned to face charges.

Meanwhile, a cabal of Phuket taxi drivers has filed a formal complaint against the use of ride-hailing apps on the island. The drivers want the registration of all mobile apps to be suspended, claiming there isn’t enough business on the island to justify having any more drivers.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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