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Two Phuket taxi drivers have licences suspended following brawl

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Two Phuket taxi drivers who got into a physical fight over customers have had their licences suspended for 180 days. The drivers, who have been named as Chayakorn Chaitisuk and Noppadon Changlek got into an altercation on Patak Road in Karon last Thursday. The altercation included the brandishing of a tyre spanner as a weapon.

It’s understood the argument started when one driver, working with an app-based ride hailing service, arrived to pick up customers at a hotel the other driver considered his “territory”. A verbal dispute ensued, which quickly escalated into violence – all in front of the terrified customers.

The Phuket Express reports that Atcha Buajan, chief of the Phuket Land Transport Office says he was sent video footage of the brawl, which has also gone viral on social media. He says one of the drivers was angry that the other one had showed up to collect customers in what he considered his “turf”.

Atcha says both drivers have now had their licences suspended for 180 days, from April 7 to November 2.

SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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