Motorbike taxi driver slashed after drunken argument

Friday, 08 March 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 10 By  Boonlua Chatree

A motorbike taxi driver was injured when a drunken argument over sports turned into violence.

Police were called to the Moonlight Serviced Apartments near Chaimongkol Temple around 4:30 a.m. Feb. 24 after an unidentified man slashed a driver identified only as “Tong” in the head. He was taken to Banglamung Hospital for stitches.

A witness said Tong and the suspect had been drinking while betting on the Real Madrid vs Deportivo La Coruna football match. Tong began taunting the suspect, who retaliated with a knife.

The suspect was unidentified and at press time, it is unknown whether the victim will press charges.

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