Dutchman arrested at scene of road accident

KATHU: Johannes W. Wisser, a 53-year old Dutchman currently on trial for assault, found himself in more hot water when he was arrested early yesterday morning for several traffic violations, including reckless driving that caused injury to another motorist. Wisser, who police say has resided in Phuket for eight years, was also charged with drunken driving and attempting to flee the scene of an accident. At about 2:30 yesterday morning, Wisser hit a motorcycle attempting to pass him on Vichitsongkram Rd in Kathu. The motorcyclist, a Thai man in his 30’s, sustained severe injuries. Pol Capt Theerarat Choychanchaikul, from the Thung Thong Sub-district Police Station, said Mr Wisser was intoxicated and tried to run away after the accident. However, a resident found him in some nearby bushes and alerted police who took him into custody. “After looking at police records, we found that he is currently on trial for assaulting a 44-year-old woman, Pradabporn Laowanichpatr, last October,” said Capt Theerarat. Wisser has been released on bail of 150,000 baht.

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