Gas station altercation suspect charged and fined

PHUKET: The driver who assaulted a gas station employee in Tah Chat Chai on Thursday was charged for the altercation yesterday afternoon.

Pariwat Polsamak, 29, appeared on CCTV footage that went viral on Facebook. The video showed him kicking Usaman Satapor, 31, to the ground at a Shell gas station and driving off (story here).

Both men were called in to the Tah Chat Chai Police Station for questioning and negotiation.

“Mr Usaman’s treatment at Thalang Hospital cost him 300 baht,” Tah Chat Chai Police Deputy Superintendent Watcharin Jirattikarnwiwat told the Phuket Gazette.

“He asked Mr Pariwat for 3,000 baht in compensation, which he received. We have charged Mr Pariwat with assault and fined him 1,000 baht.”

— Winai Sarot

Phuket News

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