A drunk motorbike-taxi driver was arrested for allegedly assaulting a tour guide and two others.
Samut Yansakorn, 43, was taken into custody Feb. 19 in front of a beer bar in South Pattaya. He was charged with assault, driving a taxi while intoxicated and using an unregistered bike.
The incident unfolded outside an Indian restaurant in South Pattaya. M World Asia Group Co. bus driver Aney Sobkatok, 60, was backing up his coach when he hit Samut’s parked motorbike. He said the bike did not fall over and was not damaged.
Samut said he heard the crunch and ran to complain to Aney. An argument ensued and, Aney said, Samut attacked him. The driver’s wife, Chaem Sobkratok, 62, and tour guide Wachiraporn Pichintatharee, 39, came to his aide and also were battered.
Samut claimed he was the one who was attacked and that’s why he ran from the scene.
Police said security cameras at the restaurant will tell the true story. They added that his case was sent to the Chonburi Land Transport Department which will take action against him.